Volusia County gets ready for flooding as TS Colin hits Florida

Area expected to get the most rain

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Everyone is pitching in to help get homes ready for the oncoming storm, even county leaders.

The wind and rain increased around 5 p.m. Monday, and many residents of Volusia

County spent the day picking up sand bags so the rain doesn't end up inside their homes.

 "I don't want flooding in my house," said county resident Lois Perkowski. "You don't want to have to be running around in the last minute. It's not worth it."

Perkowski knows firsthand. She has lived in Deltona for 36 years and it can happen. She has seen it in her neighborhood and she doesn't want to go through it again.

Some residents aren't too sure what to expect.

"We're new down here, so basically we're taking all the precautions that we can to save our property," said Luis Torres of Deltona.

Besides collecting sandbags, Torres says he's done other things to get ready for the storm.

"I made sure I gathered everything up in the yard, everything that can fly around," Torres said.

Volusia County officials say crews have been working around the clock to clean storm drains, putting pump stations on standby, especially for areas that are prone to flooding. 

As of 5:40 p.m. Monday, the beach is still under a yellow flag but soon that should change to red. It will stay that way for the rest of the week.