Tropical Storm Isaias

Emergency Management monitors Hurricane Isaias – Sandbags become Available

Volusia County Emergency Management officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias as it tracks northwest in the Atlantic Ocean. The system is the ninth named storm of the 2020 season. Volusia County is participating in daily conference calls with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and National Weather Service Office in Melbourne. Additionally, a countywide call took place yesterday with city managers to discuss the status … Continue reading Emergency Management monitors Hurricane Isaias – Sandbags become Available

jute fabric sand bags stacked for flooding

Ormond Beach Distributing Sandbags Throughout August

Ormond Beach to begin early distribution of sandbags with self-serve sand for the entire month of August The City of Ormond Beach is encouraging residents to begin preparing for hurricane season by picking up their sandbags early this year.  A self-serve sand pile and fillable sandbags will be available all month, beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the Nova Community Center (440 N Nova Rd, … Continue reading Ormond Beach Distributing Sandbags Throughout August

stack of multicolor face masks

County Council Adopts Resolution Urging the Wearing of Face Masks

The Volusia County Council has ramped up messaging urging the use of face coverings in the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution encouraging everyone working, living, visiting or doing business in Volusia County to wear face coverings in any business where social distancing can’t be maintained. The resolution also encourages businesses to prohibit entry of anyone not … Continue reading County Council Adopts Resolution Urging the Wearing of Face Masks

Close-up of Girl Writing

Volusia County Schools Releases Reopening Plan for Fall

A release from Volusia County Schools Volusia County Schools is actively preparing for the start of school, and we have created this website as a resource for families, employees and the greater community. School Year Start Delayed to August 31, 2020 in Volusia County Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Volusia County School Board has voted to delay the start of the students’ school year … Continue reading Volusia County Schools Releases Reopening Plan for Fall

Local Real Estate Agent Makes Commitment to Excellence

Mimi McKee, a real estate agent with Ocean Properties & Management Inc since 2012 and member of the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors, has earned the Commitment to Excellence endorsement from the National Association of Realtors. The endorsement goes to Realtors who have demonstrated knowledge and competency in 10 core areas of real estate practice: Client service Professional reputation Real estate law Realtor Code … Continue reading Local Real Estate Agent Makes Commitment to Excellence

voter placing ballot in box

Voters to Decide Whether to Renew ECHO-Volusia Forever Programs

Nearly 20 years to the day after Volusia County voters agreed to tax themselves to fund land preservation efforts and recreational, cultural and historic facilities, local voters will be going back to the polls to decide if they want the programs to continue for another 20 years. With Volusia County’s ECHO and Volusia Forever programs set to expire, the Volusia County Council decided to ask … Continue reading Voters to Decide Whether to Renew ECHO-Volusia Forever Programs

port orange family days and community mascots

Port Orange Fall Family Days Canceled

An announcement on July 17, 2020 from Port Orange Community Trust It is with great sadness that the Port Orange Community Trust Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel our 25th Family Days this year. (The event was originally scheduled for September 24 – 27) This was not an easy decision to make. An as nonprofit organization, we depend on Family Days, as … Continue reading Port Orange Fall Family Days Canceled

Shark Attacks Drop During Coronavirus Lockdown

Shark attack numbers have sunk to dramatic lows, likely a side effect of closed beaches and widespread quarantines, according to experts at the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File. Summer Shark Bites Down in 2020 Only 18 unprovoked shark bites have been confirmed globally from Jan. 1 to June 18, down from 24 over the same time period in 2019 and 28 in 2018. … Continue reading Shark Attacks Drop During Coronavirus Lockdown

little girl in yellow rain coat under a yellow umbrella

Watch the Weather, Wait to Water

Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division is encouraging residents who irrigate their lawns to take advantage of the summer rainy season and “watch the weather, wait to water.” Use Natural Rain Fall for Lawn Irrigation From July through September, yards need no more than a half-inch to three-quarters inch of water up to two times a week. If your lawn has received enough water from rainfall, … Continue reading Watch the Weather, Wait to Water

Volusia County Public Library Receives $2,500 Grant

Florida Humanities awarded grants to 12 Florida public libraries through Life, Liberty + Libraries, a collaborative grant program in partnership with PBS Books. The Volusia County Public Library system received a $2,500 inaugural grant, which was matched by Volusia County Council. Florida Humanities and PBS Books partnered to create Life, Liberties + Libraries, making available up to $2,500 in funding to support the purchase of … Continue reading Volusia County Public Library Receives $2,500 Grant