Hurricane Nicole Impacts on Volusia County

Featured images provided by City of New Smyrna Beach The six-month Atlantic hurricane season ended on November 30, 2022. During the 2022 season, the Atlantic was quiet throughout August for the first time in 15 years. However, on November 10, 2022, Hurricane Nicole formed and was a direct hit in Volusia County. This is the third hurricane to hit Florida in November since such records … Continue reading Hurricane Nicole Impacts on Volusia County

Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ian can Apply for Assistance through Volusia County 

Volusia County residents who need home repairs or insurance deductible payments due to damage caused by Hurricane Ian may apply for assistance through the county’s Community Assistance Division. Applications for the Hurricane Ian Disaster Recovery program are available online and at these locations:  Volusia County Community Assistance office, 121 W. Rich Ave., DeLand, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday  Disaster Recovery Center … Continue reading Residents Impacted by Hurricane Ian can Apply for Assistance through Volusia County 

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Impacts of Hurricane Ian: Demolished Sea Walls and Intense Dune Erosion

Featured photo provided by the City of Daytona Beach Shores On September 29, 2022, Hurricane Ian’s path swept through Volusia County. The county has reported coastal damage is worse than Hurricane Matthew (2016). Recent significant erosion to Volusia beaches began with Hurricane Matthew then continued with Hurricane Irma (2017), Hurricane Dorian (2019) and annual nor’easters. The county is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency … Continue reading Impacts of Hurricane Ian: Demolished Sea Walls and Intense Dune Erosion

Hurricane Ian Recovery and Aftermath

Debris and Trash Pickup Check with your municipality for info on storm debris pickup in your neighborhood. Storm debris pickup will differ from regular trash/yard pickup! For unincorporated Volusia customers, Volusia County Public Works has contracted with a specialty provider to begin storm debris pickup within the next 10 days. Storm debris will not be picked up on your regular trash/yard pickup day. Please visit … Continue reading Hurricane Ian Recovery and Aftermath

Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Volusia County. Human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill. Additional Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection Confirmed in Volusia County DOH-Volusia continues to advise the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts … Continue reading Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

Record Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Volusia County

The annual sea turtle nesting season runs from May 1 through October 31. Nearly 70 percent of the nation’s sea turtle nesting takes place on Florida beaches. In a typical year, about 500 sea turtle nests are laid on Volusia County beaches. Just three months into the 2022 nesting season, a record-breaking 1,410 nests have been observed. The loggerhead are the most common sea turtle … Continue reading Record Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Volusia County

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Health Officials Identify Human case of West Nile virus in Volusia County

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today advised residents of an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in Volusia County. A human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents may become ill.  Most people do not develop any symptoms, but one in five people can experience headache, body ache, joint pain, diarrhea or rash. Severe illness … Continue reading Health Officials Identify Human case of West Nile virus in Volusia County

Health Officials issue Rabies Alert for Port Orange

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County has issued a rabies alert for the South-Eastern portions of Port Orange. This is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies August 8. All residents and visitors in Volusia County should be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if not vaccinated. The public is … Continue reading Health Officials issue Rabies Alert for Port Orange

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FL Department of Health in Volusia County Responds to Monkeypox Case

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia), the Bureau of Public Health Laboratories, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in Volusia County. The individual case is isolated. DOH-Volusia is conducting epidemiological investigations to notify possible exposures and offer potential post-exposure prophylaxis. At this time, DOH-Volusia has not identified any additional cases. What is … Continue reading FL Department of Health in Volusia County Responds to Monkeypox Case

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Volusia County Libraries Announce New Partnership With The Real Florida Reader Program 

The Volusia County Public Library System has partnered with Florida State Parks, the Florida Department of State, and Florida’s Division of Library Services to offer library patrons access to Florida State Parks through the Real Florida Reader Program. Now through Sept. 12, 2022, VCPLS card holders may check out a Real Florida Reader day pass for free admission for up to eight people at more … Continue reading Volusia County Libraries Announce New Partnership With The Real Florida Reader Program