Hurricane Season Kicks Off – It’s Time to Assemble your Hurricane Disaster Supplies

The Atlantic Hurricane Season starts on June 1st! Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a long recovery period, too. Atlantic Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30 Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family … Continue reading Hurricane Season Kicks Off – It’s Time to Assemble your Hurricane Disaster Supplies

Hurricane Preparedness for Volusia

As Volusia residents enter the month of September, the most active month for hurricane season, now is the time to consider any last minute preparations to secure property. Remember, any severe storm can be deadly or destructive. According to Volusia.org, more than 4,800 homes, businesses and facilities were impacted by Hurricane Irma (September 2017). Many of those were still recovering from impacts of Hurricane Matthew … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness for Volusia

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

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Comfort in a Storm

By now, Floridians have weathered many a storm. We have all gone over our checklists of basic survival supplies and know what to have on hand. But what about after that? With survival supplies covered, the days following a hurricane can still be miserable with long power outages. Here’s how to be a little more comfortable – before, during and after a hurricane.  1. Prep … Continue reading Comfort in a Storm

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Cleaning Up After The Storm

AFTER THE STORM – Hurricane Dorian Please separate storm debris into these categories: HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE Perishable items, such as food and normal household waste, will be collected by your regular garbage service provider. This type of garbage will have priority service. Service may be interrupted due to road closures. Normal recycling collection will resume as soon as possible, but all other services have priority. YARD … Continue reading Cleaning Up After The Storm

Hunker Down

Nature is a force to be reckoned with. I am good on reckoning with nature personally. Hurricane season is looming – commence some weather forecaster making us feel like it’s the apocalypse. I mean, yeah, it’s not good… but come on. If the forecast calls for NOT the apocalypse, then a hunker down may be in order. If the hunkering is the case, then you … Continue reading Hunker Down

Hurricane Watch: What to Do

A message from Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety: It is likely a Hurricane Watch will be issued for our area at some point today. Although landfall of #HurricaneDorian is uncertain, we are less than 36 hours from feeling some of the impacts (whatever they may be). Please take preparation seriously. Here is what you should be doing at this point: ✔️ Turn on your TV or … Continue reading Hurricane Watch: What to Do

County Prepares For Dorian; Phone Center Open

According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Dorian is becoming increasingly dangerous and life-threatening. Volusia and Flagler county residents can expect tropical storm force winds beginning mid-day Sunday. Volusia County Prepares for Hurricane Dorian Dorian is expected to make landfall in east central Florida late Sunday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane, bringing destructive winds, a life-threatening storm surge, and flooding rains. The most … Continue reading County Prepares For Dorian; Phone Center Open

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. 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 … Continue reading Countywide Info: Sandbags and Other Hurricane Resources

Floridians Advised to Prepare for Hurricane Season

*UPDATE: Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency as the latest Dorian track covers the entire east coast of Florida. A message from Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety: There are no advisories for Florida at this time, but we wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone to make sure their emergency plans are up-to-date. ✔️ Be sure to plan for locations … Continue reading Floridians Advised to Prepare for Hurricane Season