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Daytona Beach - City Highlights

Posted on: September 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Ian Information

WEB_Ian Recovery Updates_Oct 1 2022

Sign up for city Alerts

Stay Informed. Sign up for the city’s Alerts at www.CODB.us/Alerts

Beachside Access

The bridges have reopened.

Citizen Hotline

Residents with questions about Hurricane Ian can call the city’s Citizen Hotline daily until further notice. The number to call is (386) 671-5555. 

City Hall, Community Centers and Facilities

Daytona Beach City Hall, community centers and facilities are closed. City facilities will reopen Monday, Oct. 3. City emergency and public safety staff are continuing to provide essential services. The city’s emergency operations center has been activated. People are encouraged to sign up for city emergency notifications.

County Updates - Curfew, Shelters

Volusia County is posting updates on closures in the county, a curfew, shelters and more online at www.Volusia.org/PIN

  • Curfew: The curfew in Volusia County has ended.
  • Shelters: Volusia County Government, in cooperation with the American Red Cross, has opened a shelter at the Ocean Center for people who were impacted by Hurricane Ian. It will provide temporary transitional housing for residents who are unable to return home because of storm damage. The shelter will accept all residents, including special needs patients. Special needs patients may be accompanied by one caregiver. The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County will provide care for special needs patients. Patients should bring their medications, medical supplies and equipment.

Daytona Beach Bandshell

Events at the Daytona Beach Bandshell have been canceled through the weekend due to the storm. Stay up-to-date with events at the Bandshell at www.DaytonaBandshell.com.

Daytona Beach Pier

The Daytona Beach Pier is closed until further notice.

FEMA Assistance

Individuals and households in Volusia County who have sustained losses as a direct result of Hurricane Ian can apply for federal assistance. People can apply online, call 800-621-3362 or download the FEMA app. People should have the following information available when they are applying for assistance: 

  • social security number
  • address of damaged home or apartment
  • description of damage
  • information about insurance coverage
  • telephone number
  • mailing address
  • bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

Disaster Assistance Application Checklist
Disaster Assistance Frequently Asked Questions
Understanding FEMA Individual and Public Assistance

Garbage, yard and debris collection

Daytona Beach has contracted with a private company for storm-related debris removal. The start date for collection is Monday, Oct. 10.

Vegetative debris will be collected first, followed by construction and demolition debris and then appliances. 

Residents must sort debris into three separate piles for vegetative debris (leaves, branches and cut trees), construction and demolition debris (building materials, carpet, furniture, fences, drywall, etc.) and appliances (refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, stoves). Leaves and limbs should be loose and not be bagged or in containers. Piles not appropriately separated cannot be picked up. Electronics and household hazardous waste will not be collected. Those items can be disposed at the Tomoka Landfill free of charge.

Residents should bring storm debris to the public right of way, the area that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole or easement. Residents should not place debris in the road; this obstructs traffic, hinders cleanup and makes it difficult for emergency vehicles to pass.  Keep debris away from drainage ditches, inlets, mailboxes and power lines. Do not cover storm drains and never block fire hydrants.

Regular garbage collection 
Standard trash pickup will continue as scheduled beginning Monday, Oct. 3. Regular bagged yard waste will be collected on Wednesday. Storm debris should not be placed with household garbage.

Hiring a contractor

Residents should be extra careful when hiring unknown contractors. Residents should be especially alert for door-to-door solicitors who promise to speed up the permit process or ask for large cash deposits or advance payments in full. Look first to licensed local contractors who have performed well in the past. If they cannot help you, ask them to recommend another reputable contractor. Most contractors in the building industry are honest, but disasters attract scam artists. Residents should hire contractors who are licensed by the state and/or the county. If a contractor is not properly licensed, the homeowner could be sued if he or she is injured on the job. Most homeowners’ insurance policies will not pay a claim if the homeowner has contracted with an unlicensed individual. Additional tips from Volusia County Government to hire a contractor are available here.

Utilities

It is important to limit nonessential use of water during the storm to help prevent backups and overflows. Nonessential use includes washing clothes and dishes and prolonged showers. The city’s water treatment plants are fully staffed; however, heavy rainfall can inundate the system, and in the event of power outages, lift stations will also be without power or running at a limited capacity. Lift stations help move wastewater through the sewer system to water treatment facilities. Once power is restored to your home, please continue to limit water use for a few extra days as city crews begin to assess impacts to the water and wastewater system.  

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