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The bridges have reopened.
Daytona Beach City Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City parks, with the exception of Tuscawilla Park, have reopened. The city’s community centers will reopen Thursday, Oct. 6, with normal operating hours, with the exception of Schnebly Recreation Center. Cypress Aquatic Center will reopen Friday, Oct. 7, with normal operating hours. Campbell Aquatic Center remains closed as its two pools are being resurfaced as part of a series of improvements.
Volusia County is posting updates online at www.Volusia.org/PIN.
Events at the Daytona Beach Bandshell have been canceled until further notice. Stay up-to-date with events at the Bandshell at www.DaytonaBandshell.com.
The Daytona Beach Pier is closed until further notice.
The Daytona Beach Golf Course is closed until further notice.
The Food Truck Rally planned for Friday night on Magnolia Avenue is still happening. It is from 5 to 9 p.m. on Magnolia Avenue between Beach Street and Palmetto Avenue. The Fall Wine Walk scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8, has been canceled.
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:
Disaster Assistance Application ChecklistDisaster Assistance Frequently Asked QuestionsUnderstanding FEMA Individual and Public Assistance
Daytona Beach has contracted with a private company for storm-related debris removal, which will start 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 has resumed service. Regular bagged yard waste will be collected on Wednesday. Storm debris should not be placed with household garbage.
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.
The City of Daytona Beach is waiving building permit fees through Dec. 5 for work to repair or restore damage caused by Hurricane Ian. Waivers apply to commercial and residential properties within city limits. It is the city’s intent to expedite all storm-related repair permits. Examples of permit types:
Building permit applications are available on the Permits & Licensing website. For more information, call (386) 671-8178
It is important to limit nonessential use of water 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 assess impacts to the water and wastewater system.
Individuals and organizations seeking to volunteer may register on the United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties' website or call (386) 253-0563.
People who need assistance cleaning up their property can call the county’s Citizen Information Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at (866) 345-0345 or United Way at (386) 253-0563.
Crisis Cleanup, a nationwide disaster work order management platform, is collaborating with multiple agencies to locate and deploy volunteers who can help homeowners and renters impacted by Hurricane Ian. Volunteers can tarp roofs and help with downed trees, mold remediation and muck-outs (removal of drywall, carpeting and other water-damaged items). They also can move debris to the curb. To request volunteer assistance, call Crisis Cleanup at 800-451-1954.