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Tropical Depression NINE (Updated 8:00AM Wednesday)
At 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Nine was located near latitude 24.6 North, longitude 88.1 West. The depression is moving toward the north near 2 mph (4 km/h). A north-northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is expected to begin later today, and a turn toward the northeast is forecast tonight. On the forecast track, the center of the tropical cyclone will approach the northwest Florida coast in the warning area on Thursday afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today, and could be near hurricane strength by the time landfall occurs.

RAINFALL: The depression is expected to produce additional rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over western Cuba through today, with maximum storm total amounts up to 20 inches. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. Storm total rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 inches are possible over portions of central and northern Florida through Friday, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches possible. Coastal areas of Georgia and the Carolinas are expected to receive storm total rainfall of 4 to 7 inches, with local amounts of 10 inches possible through Saturday morning. These rains may cause flooding and flash flooding.

TORNADOES: Isolated tornadoes are possible late tonight into Thursday morning mainly across central Florida. A few tornadoes are possible Thursday afternoon into Thursday night over north Florida and southeast Georgia.

For more information, please visit the NOAA National Hurricane Center.

Evelyn (Lynn) Stevens Selected Public Utilities Director
From a group of 45 applicants, City Manager Jake Johansson has selected Evelyn (Lynn) Stevens as Port Orange’s new Public Utilities Director. Ms. Stevens was one of three finalists who were interviewed by three separate selection committees which comprised of Department Heads, Public Utilities Division Directors, a Port Orange citizen, and the City Manager.

Stevens, who is currently the Deputy Director of Utilities for the City of Daytona Beach, will begin her position in Port Orange on September 12, 2016. With previous experience in municipal utilities with the cities of Daytona Beach, Clearwater, Dunedin and Tampa Bay Seawater Desalting Facility, Ms. Stevens brings over 35 years of leadership and knowledge in the field to Port Orange.

Ms. Stevens holds a Class A Drinking Water license, Class A Wastewater license, and a Level 3 Water Distribution System license. She is a SEDA Membrane Operators Certification instructor and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Ms. Stevens is active in the industry and teaches numerous classes to local utility employees.

City Manager Jake Johansson said, 'I am very excited to have Lynn on board. She has the passion and spirit we were looking for in a Utilities Director. There are plenty of staff in the department who know her and she is well respected in the profession.'

2016 Youth Fall Baseball & Softball
REGISTER NOW for Fall baseball and softball!! Registration began on August 8th and continues until September 9th.

Deadline: September 9th
Placement Day: September 10th
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For more information or to register please contact the Port Orange Parks and Recreation office at 386-506-5851 or at 4655 City Center Circle, Port Orange, 32129.

City Council Meeting: 8-23-2016
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When: Tuesday, September 06, 2016, 6:30 pm
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When: Thursday, September 01, 2016, 5:00 pm
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History Lecture: The Chapel at Grace Episcopal
When: Friday, September 09, 2016, 1:00 pm
Location: Adult Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive
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When: Friday, September 16, 2016, 7:00 pm
Location: Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater, 2001 City Center Circle
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