Volusia County Emergency App

Volusia County Emergency Management has released an IOS/Android app. I highly suggest you download it. I have only used it for a few minutes but have found tremendous information. Some of the information is updated live.   You can find the app at the following link. From the VEM web site.      

Hurricane Irma 6PM 9/4/17

This is the latest report on hurricane Irma by Volusia County Emergency Management and  National hurricane Center as of 6pm. VCEM is monitoring Irma. They have been in conference calls twice a day with the NWS, NHC and FDEM. They will keep everyone up to date as things change. From the NHC   — — Karl Martin KG4HBN Emergency Coordinator  Volusia Amateur Radio Emergency Service kg4hbn@gmail.com P/T 386-756-9861 volusiaares.org

Irma 9/2/17

ARES & VCEM is monitoring Irma closely but it is not expected to effect Florida during the next five days. Be ready in the case VARES is activated and asked to support shelter. You can find all the forms, procedures and lists of important locations and number at Volusiaares.org then click Resources. If you ever have questions or concerns you can join the yahoo group or Facebookto discuss topics with … Read more

Tropical Storm Emily

Tropical storm Emily quickly formed this morning off the West Coast of Florida. The state and county emergency operation centers are monitoring the situation. At this time the National Weather Service expects heavy rain and possible flooding in our area. Volusia ARES is not expected to activate for this system. Be prepared in case the possibility changes. Find the most up-to-date information about Emily at the national hurricane center‘s website. … Read more

Missing Alzheimer’s Patient 

Harrold Cantarell White Male 6ft 160 lbs Mixed Dark and graying hair Multi colored horizontal striped shirt Dark USN ball cap Last seen on 7/5/17 around 17:00 (5pm) Heading East from Indigo Palms Assisted living On National HealthCare blvd May be heading to Flagler where he previously lived Contact DB EOC at 671-5555 with information.

NWS Radar Out Of Service

The National Weather Service in Melbourne announced today that the radar took a direct lighting strike yesterday taking it out of service. This strike caused sever damage to the radar and they have no return to service date at this time. Until service is restored, they suggest using the radar from NWS Tampa. http://www.weather.gov/tbw/

Hurricane Season Starts off Active

Hurricane season this year is starting off very active. We have had 3 tropical depressions and 2 of those have become named tropical storms. This is a great time to remind everyone to be ready. Have your go kits ready and your batteries charged. Here are some resources to keep bookmarked this season. National Hurricane Center hurricanes.gov National Weather Service Melbourne  weather.gov/melbourne Volusia County Emergency Management  https://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/ 2017 Volusia County … Read more