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Countywide Info: Sandbags and Other Hurricane Resources

This list will be updated regularly as more information becomes available

*UPDATE: Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency as the latest Dorian track covers the entire east coast of Florida.

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Unincorporated Volusia County:

Residents living in the unincorporated areas of Volusia County can obtain sandbags at the Volusia County Corrections building, 1354 Indian Lake Road, Daytona Beach. Sandbags will be available noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 and 30. Additional sites for unincorporated areas will be identified Friday, Aug. 30.

New Smyrna Beach:

The City of New Smyrna Beach is providing sand and sandbags to help residents and businesses fortify against local flooding during Hurricane Dorian at Maintenance Operations Headquarters, 124 Industrial Park Ave., starting on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The City of New Smyrna Beach is providing sand and sand bags to help residents and businesses fortify against local flooding during Hurricane Dorian at Maintenance Operations Headquarters, 124 Industrial Park Ave., starting today from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Additional sand bag distribution times and locations to follow.

Sand bags will only be provided to residents and businesses living and operating within city limits. Residents not annexed into the city may visit https://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/pin/sandbags for county sand bag information.

Valid photo identification is required.  In addition, residents must present proof of residency (e.g., property tax bill, utility bill, rental agreement) and business owners must present proof of ownership (e.g., property tax bill, business license, tax receipt, utility bill, lease agreement).  Residents are also asked to bring own shovels.

Each residence and business are eligible to receive up to ten (10) free sand bags from the city and may bring additional personal sand bags.

Please call Maintenance Operations at (386) 424-2205 for further information.

DEBRIS
Please refrain from tree trimming, pruning and placing large bulk items on curbside until AFTER the storm has passed to minimize the threat of loose debris.

Storm debris should be separated and placed curbside without blocking the road, sidewalk or storm drains.

Please standby for further details on post-storm debris sorting and scheduling.

Daytona Beach Shores: 

Sandbags are now available at the following locations:
▪️Public Safety Building, 3050 South Atlantic Avenue- 24/7
▪️City Hall, 2990 South Atlantic Avenue- Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
▪️Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive- Monday- Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

‼️Important ‼️ You must bring proof of residency. Only Daytona Beach Shores residents will be given sandbags. If you reside outside the City of Daytona Beach Shores, please check for sandbag distribution locations within your city, town or the county. 

There is a 12-bag limit per residence. Residents should bring shovels and prepare to fill their own bags. Once you have your bags, sand is available in the north parking lot of the Daytona Beach Shores Community Center– 3000 Bellemead Drive. If you have your own bags, you can go straight to the community center.

Sand is available 24-hours until gone.

Please understand if you come to the public safety building after hours for bags, there is a chance you may have to wait a longer than normal time as the only employees working after hours will be first responders. They will be able to help you when they are in the building and not out on an emergency call. 

Daytona Beach:

Although the track of Hurricane Dorian is uncertain, residents are urged to begin making preparations to safeguard their homes and businesses against potential flooding. Beginning at noon Thursday, Aug. 29, sandbag supplies will be available in the parking lot off of Jean Street, east of the police department’s Midtown Precinct at 995 Orange Ave. Residents are asked to bring their own shovels to fill bags and there is a limit of 10 bags per person. The sandbag supplies will be available from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Edgewater:

In anticipation of the upcoming storm, sand piles have been placed at the following locations (accessible 24 hours a day):

• Fire Station 57 (2628 Hibiscus Drive)
• Menard May Park (413 South Riverside Drive)
• Mango Tree Lake (901 Mango Tree Drive)
• Airpark staging area (1898 Airpark Road)

Residents will need to bring their own shovels. 

The City is able to provide free sandbags (limit of 10 per vehicle) to those with a valid ID proving residence within the City limits of Edgewater. The supply is limited and available from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Environmental Services office (409 Mango Tree Drive). Bags may also be purchased at local home supply centers or double bagged; heavy duty garbage bags may be used.

Debris removal instructions:  Residents are encouraged not to generate any additional unnecessary debris.  Experiences with prior storms have shown that limbs are more sustainable intact on the trees versus as loose debris on the street. 

Situation Encountered:  There is currently uncertainty in the path and strength of Hurricane Dorian but there is high likelihood that our state will be seeing some impact from Hurricane Dorian this weekend.  While it is still too early to determine what direct impacts the storm may have on our community, it is not too soon to prepare.  

Representatives from all City departments are in regular contact regarding the potential impact that Hurricane Dorian could have on our community.  Stormwater and street infrastructure are being assessed to ensure all are functioning as designed.  

Port Orange:

Sandbag Information – Wednesday (Today), August 28**

Sandbags will be available today at Spruce Creek Road Park (481 Central Park Blvd. near the ball fields), starting at Noon – 6 pm or until sand runs out. Residents need to show proof of residency and can fill their own bags or city supplied bags. We do encourage to bring a shovel. If you bring your own bags, please make sure they are small trash bags and are double bagged. 

Limit is 10 per household. 

Please follow this social media page and website, (www.port-orange.org), for sand location after today as we continue monitoring the storm.

South Daytona:

South Daytona residents if you need sand bags we are providing bags and sand in the Piggotte Community center parking lot on Bigtree. You must have South Daytona driver’s license or utilities bill verifying your address. Sand is only for South Daytona residents.

Ormond Beach:

The City of Ormond Beach will begin sandbag distribution at the Nova Community Center site located at 440 N Nova Road, on Thursday, Aug 29th from 7:30a.m. – 10:30a.m. and again at 3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. that evening.  The same schedule will remain for Friday pending availability. Sandbags are limited to 10 bags per car. You must be an Ormond Beach resident to receive these sandbags, so please bring photo ID.

Please see the attached map. Cars must enter the site from Main Trail off Nova Road and will exit directly back on to Nova Road.

The Nova Community Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to the sandbag distribution.

Holly Hill:

Sand Bags Available Beginning Thursday, August 29th 

Hurricane Dorian is forecast to affect Holly Hill beginning Sunday morning, September 1. Sand bags are available at the Public Works Yard, located at 453 LPGA Blvd beginning Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 am. Please use the rear entrance of the yard located on 10th Street just west of the railroad tracks.

Hours of operation will be 7:30 am – 7:00 pm through Saturday, August 31. Bags and sand are for Holly Hill residents and businesses only and is limited to 10 bags per resident. Please bring a shovel. ID will be required.

Ponce Inlet:

In preparation of Dorian the Town of Ponce Inlet will be providing sandbags beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Ponce Inlet Fire Department 4680 S. Peninsula Drive. Sand will be available at the Ponce Inlet Community Center at 4670 S. Peninsula Drive. Please bring your own shovel and be prepared to fill your own bags. Limit is 10 bags per resident, must have ID. If you have any questions please contact the Ponce Inlet Town Hall at 386-236-2150. 

No evacuations are currently in place.

Deltona:

Sandbags and sand will be available to Deltona residents beginning at noon, Thursday (Aug. 29) at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., and at the Public Works Department at 201 Howland Blvd. Distribution will be until 8 p.m. on Thursday and then also from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Residents must have identification verifying their residency in Deltona and they are encouraged to bring a shovel. There will be a limit of ten sandbags per residence. 

DeBary:

The City of DeBary will hold sandbag operations from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30 in the parking lot of Town Hall, 16 Colomba Road. Sand and bags will be available, but residents should bring a shovel and be prepared to fill their own bags. There is a limit of 10 bags per household and a valid ID with verification of DeBary address is required.

DeLand:

The City of DeLand will provide sand and bags to residents beginning from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 29 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug 30, while supplies last, in the parking lot south of Melching Field, 601 South Woodland Boulevard. Shovels will be available on site. There is a limit of 10 bags per residence. People are asked to bring their ID.

Orange City:

Orange City residents may pick up sandbags 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Waggin’ Trail Dog Park, 1201 South Leavitt Ave. Sand and bags will be provided. Residents must bring their own shovel and fill their own bags. There is a limit of 10 sandbags per household. ID is required. If necessary, distribution times will be extended.

In preparation for a storm, Volusia County Residents are encouraged to:

  • Download Volusia County’s emergency preparedness app. The app includes weather alerts and current conditions, preparedness checklists, links to county sites, shelter status, locations of the nearest open shelter and sandbags, evacuation information, push notifications and more. The app also aids in the damage assessment process as residents can submit damage reports along with picture documentation.  The app is available for download in the Google Play store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ocv.volusiacountyema&hl=en  and the App Store at https://appsto.re/us/MBOYib.i
  • Create a family preparedness plan, which the app can help you do as it has a checklist of items you’ll need during an emergency. For help creating a personalized family disaster plan, visit www.floridadisaster.org.
  • Decide now where you will stay if an evacuation order is issued during a hurricane. Arrange to stay with friends or relatives who live well inland if possible. You will be more comfortable there than in a shelter. For those who have no alternatives, Volusia County will set up hurricane shelters at key locations across the county. Again, these shelter locations will be viewable from the emergency preparedness app when they are opened.  
  • Consider purchasing flood insurance, which is typically not covered under a homeowners insurance policy.  According to officials, it takes 30 days after purchase for a flood insurance policy to take effect.  Also, if a hurricane is within 500 miles of Florida, flood insurance policies will not be written.  To learn about flood insurance, www.visit floodsmart.gov. The website can help you rate your risk, estimate premiums and find an agent.
  • For more information about disaster preparedness, visit www.volusia.org/emergency or call Volusia County Emergency Management at 386-254-1500. Residents should also follow Volusia County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter.

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