Post-storm updates and openings
Beach: Initial assessment of Volusia County beaches show no significant
infrastructure damage. A combination of a king tide and increased surf
from the storm caused slight erosion at ramps and removed some
conservation zone poles. Staff is working to replace conservation poles,
toll booths and trash receptacles and will reopen the beach and inlet
parks today (Thursday, Sept. 5).
The following county services will resume normal operations today:
•Volusia County libraries, with the exception of Edgewater; that
library had minor flooding.
•County parks (Except Spruce Creek Park in Port Orange and the Edgewater Pathway Trail are closed due to debris from Hurricane Dorian. Both are expected to open by Saturday.)
•The Tomoka Landfill
•Daytona Beach International Airport; customers should contact their airline directly for questions regarding their flight.
•Votran has resumed normal operations.
The Marine Science Center will open Friday, Sept. 6, to allow staff
time to transport the animals back to the center and prepare the exhibit
for reopening to the public.
•Volusia County Schools will open Friday, Sept. 6.
•Daytona State College will open Friday, Sept. 6.
•Stetson University officials expect to reopen on Thursday, Sept. 5, in the afternoon. Classes will resume on Friday, Sept. 6.
SunRail expects to resume its normal service for customers on Friday, Sept. 6—beginning with the regular 5:06 a.m. southbound train from Sanford as well as the 5:30 a.m. southbound train from DeBary.
Wells Fargo branches in Brevard, Volusia and Flagler counties will reopen Thursday, Sept. 5 for regular business hours. Branches in Downtown Daytona Beach and on Seabreeze Boulevard will open later in the morning.
Trash and yard waste collection:
City of Ormond Beach: Will resume our normal garbage pickup schedule Thursday, Sept. 5.
City of Edgewater: If regular garbage pick-up days are Monday and Thursday, pickups will be made on Thursday only. If regular garbage pick-up days are Tuesday and Friday, pickups will be made on Friday only. Recycling: Homes regularly scheduled for recycling pick-up on Thursday and Friday will get picked up on their usual schedule. Homes regularly scheduled for recycling pick-up on Monday and Tuesday will not be picked up until the normal schedule resumes the week of September 9, 2019.
City of New Smyrna Beach: Non-emergency city services and standard solid waste collection schedules will resume on Thursday, Sept. 5. Storm debris should be separated into vegetative and bulk/construction & demotion/other piles and placed curbside without blocking the road, sidewalk or storm drains. To ensure speedier removal, piles should not be placed directly under power lines to provide collection trucks with boom arms sufficient room to maneuver.
Other city/municipalities waste collection: Residents living in the cities and municipalities should check with their municipal offices for questions about garbage and recycling service.
Unincorporated waste collection:
Garbage, recycling and yard trash collection services for unincorporated Volusia County will resume on Thursday, Sept. 5. Please place normal garbage, recycling and yard trash curbside by 6 a.m. Residential yard waste collection is limited to the equivalent of four (4) cubic yards each week. Please contain all small debris (rakings, grass clippings, acorns, pine cones, Spanish moss, etc.) either in plastic bags or in 32-gallon garbage containers. Containers and bags must weigh less than 60 pounds apiece. Palm fronds and limbs need to be neatly stacked (no need for bundles). Limbs may not exceed 4 ft. in length or 1 ft. in diameter and must weigh less than 60 pounds apiece. The County’s contracted garbage company is not responsible for land clearing debris. Normal waste collection schedules will resume on Monday, September 16, 2019.
Hot temperatures are expected the next few days.
Residents planning to work outdoors after the hurricane are cautioned that hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illness is possible. It is important to remember to stay hydrated and protected against heat-related illness and the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Heat stress can range from mild to severe. Milder conditions, like heat rash and heat exhaustion, are the most common. The most serious heat-related illness is heat stroke. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if medical treatment is not provided.
Know the warning signs of heat-related illness:
•Extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)
•Weakness, dizziness, or fainting
•Unusually elevated heart rate
•Fast and shallow breathing
•Nausea or vomiting
Protect yourself with these helpful tips:
•Drink plenty of water.
•Avoid sugary and alcoholic beverages.
•Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
•Limit outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day.
•Take cool showers or baths.
•Check your local news for heat warnings and safety tips.
For more information on extreme heat and heat-related illness prevention, visit: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.asp .