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The bridges have reopened.
Residents with questions about Hurricane Ian can call the city’s Citizen Hotline, which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The number to call is (386) 671-5555.
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.
Volusia County is posting updates on closures in the county, a curfew, shelters and more online at www.Volusia.org/PIN.
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.
The Daytona Beach Pier is closed until further notice.
The Daytona Beach Golf Course is closed until further notice.
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. 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.
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.
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.
All courthouse locations in Volusia County will be closed from Monday, Oct. 3, through Wednesday, Oct. 5. The Monday and Tuesday closures are storm related. The courthouses will be closed Wednesday for Yom Kippur.