Yard Waste Make-Up Day
Waste Pro will be collecting yard waste in Ormond Beach on Saturday, September 7th, making up the missed collection from Wednesday, September 4th due to Hurricane Dorian.
Curfew and Evacuation Orders Cancelled
Volusia County has lifted the emergency curfew for cities and unincorporated areas east of the Halifax River. Evacuation orders have also been cancelled.
The City of Ormond Beach will resume our normal garbage pickup schedule tomorrow.
City Hall and City Facilities Will Open Thursday
Ormond Beach City Hall and all other city facilities will resume normal business hours on Thursday, September 5th with the exception of City Parks, which will open upon the completion of their inspections.
Granada Bridge Open
The Granada Bridge has been re-opened and traffic has resumed in both directions.
Granada Bridge Closed
The Granada Bridge has been closed due to the wind conditions of Hurricane Dorian. The bridge will reopen when conditions have improved and it is deemed safe.
We would like to remind all beachside residents that an emergency curfew is still in effect. Officers have been stationed at the Granada Bridge and the City limits on the peninsula to ensure the safety of the businesses/homes of our residents who have evacuated.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 7pm
Damaging wind threat from 3 am to 9 am Wednesday with tropical storm winds of 30-40 mph, (40-60 mph gusts on peninsula), heavy rain, possible flooding, and coastal flooding along the beaches and intracoastal waters. Beachside curfew is still in place from 6pm Tues to 6am Wed and 6pm Wed to 6am Thurs.
Tuesday, September 3, 12:40pm
Dorian has just decreased to a Category 2 Hurricane. Currently 45 miles offshore but it COULD shift anytime. Expect heavy rains throughout next 24 hours.
Do not let the slow motion of Dorian allow you to let your guard down. Strong winds and flooding are still expected through Wednesday. Do not enter the water at area beaches, there is lots of debris in water.
The emergency curfew for cities and unincorporated areas east of the Halifax River has been extended. The new hours are from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, and from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. The restriction does not apply to authorized public safety personnel.
Ormond Sandbag Locations
Both locations for self-serve sand in Ormond Beach will close at 5pm today.
City Hall Closures
Based upon the current storm track, City Hall and city facilities will remain closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hurricane and Storm Surge Warning Issued
A Hurricane Warning and Storm Surge Warning have been issued for Volusia County. A Hurricane Warning means hurricane-force winds are expected
somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours. A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger from rising water moving inland from the coastline in this area within the next 36 hours
Beachside Mandatory Evacuations
Mandatory evacuations begin 10am for residents who live beachside, in low-lying areas, & in RVs/mobile homes throughout Volusia. A curfew for the beachside will be in effect from 6pm Tuesday to 6am Wednesday. Do you live in a flood zone? Find out here: http://ow.ly/38DO50vTBWo
Beachside Access Details
Please read for details on how to access beachside after the storm. Ormond Beach residents will be required to have a photo ID for re-entry.
Sunday, September 1st, 3pm
Ormond Beach City Hall is CLOSED Monday for Labor Day and Tuesday due to Hurricane Dorian.
Sunday, September 1st, 2:00pm
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for Monday, Sept. 2. at 10am. This order will be for residents who live on the beachside and in low-lying areas and RV and mobile homes throughout Volusia County.
The Granda Bridge will remain open until there are sustained winds of 39+ mph and it is no longer safe.
Shelters will open at 10 a.m. Monday.
TD Taylor Middle/High, 100 E. Washington Ave, Pierson
DeLand High, 800 N Hill Rd, DeLand
University High School, 1000 W Rhode Island Ave, Orange City
âMainland High School, 1255 W. Intl Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach
Sweetwater Elementary, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd, Port Orange
Special Needs Shelter â Assists evacuees with disabilities or functional medical needs. This is a Pet Friendly shelter for Special Needs persons only. Evacuees and their service animals will remain in the same location.
Atlantic High, 1250 Reed Canal Rd, Port Orange
Creekside Middle, 6801 Airport Rd, Port Orange
Freedom Elementary, 1395 S. Blue Lake Avenue, DeLand
Galaxy Middle, 2400 Eustace Ave, Deltona
Palm Terrace Elementary, 1825 Dunn Avenue, Daytona Beach
Pride Elementary, 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona
Pet Friendly â People and pets are housed in separate locations at the shelter
Hinson Middle,1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach
Pine Ridge High, 925 Howland Blvd, Deltona
River Springs Middle, 900 West Ohio Ave, Orange City
People Pet Shelter - (People and pets are house in the same location â Fairgrounds only)
Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 W. State Rd 44, DeLand
WHAT TO BRING TO A SHELTER
Evacuees may need to stay at the shelter for 24 to 72 hours. Since
space is limited, bring essential items only. Avoid bringing valuables;
shelters are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Items you should bring to a shelter include:
Â· Snacks, comfort food and special dietary food
Â· Bottled water
Â· Bedding, pillow and blanket
Â· Extra clothing
Â· Medications and medical supplies, including prescription
medications, eyeglasses and dentures
Â· Charged cellphone
Â· Ear plugs
Â· Oxygen supplies (or arrange for your oxygen company to deliver
to them to the designated special needs shelter)
Â· Toiletry items and a first aid kit
Â· Flashlight and batteries
Â· Diapers and other necessities for infants and the elderly
Â· Time occupiers such as books, magazines, board games and cards
Â· Snacks, drinks and games to entertain children
Votran, Volusia Countyâs transportation system, will operate on a
regular schedule Monday. The fleet of buses will assist with evacuations
related to Hurricane Dorian.
Four buses will transport homeless and transient people to the public
shelter at the Volusia County Fairgrounds at 1 and 5 p.m. Monday, Sept.
2. Pick-up points will be at 340 North St., Daytona Beach; 310 Douglas
St., New Smyrna Beach; 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach; and 122 W.
Euclid Ave., DeLand.
The general population can use any bus stop to obtain a ride to a
Riders should bring only what they need at the shelters. Those who are
traveling to pet-friendly shelters may bring their pets in carriers or
on leashes. Carts will not be allowed on the buses.
If you are unable to go to a bus stop because of a disability, call
Votran to schedule a paratransit ride. The phone numbers are:
Â· Greater Daytona Beach Area: 386-322-5100 or 386-756-7494
Â· West Volusia: 386-943-7050
Â· Southeast Volusia: 386-424-6810
Votran will waive fees for all riders from Monday morning until the
shelters are closed.
CITIZENS INFORMATION CENTER
Volusia Countyâs Emergency Operations Center will be fully activated
at 7 a.m. Monday.
The Citizens Information Center will be open until 7 p.m. today. It
will reopen at 7 a.m. Monday and will remain open 24 hours a day until
further notice. Residents can call 866-345-0345.
All Volusia County schools are closed Tuesday (Sept. 3) , Wednesday (Sept. 4) and Thursday (Sept. 5). All shelters will open Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10am. All school related activities on or off campus are cancelled through Thursday.
Monday: As scheduled.
Tuesday: Cancelled due to closure of Volusia County Landfill.
When the landfill opens, we will announce schedule resuming notices.
City Commission Meeting Cancelled:
The Ormond Beach City Commission Meeting originally scheduled for September 4th has been cancelled due to the impending inclement weather from Hurricane Dorian.
Friday August 30th, 4:05pm
Ormond Beach will make self-serve sand available to as many residents as possible from sunrise to sunset Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at the following locations:
Nova Community Center Site: 440 N Nova Rd
Ormond Beach Sports Complex: Next to ball field 5 (see map)
Limited staff will be available to help with shovels & bags from 7am until 2:30pm on all days. Sand will remain after 2:30pm but residents should bring their own shovels/bags at that time.
Friday, August 30th, 11:20am
Ormond Beach has self-serve sand available::
Nova Community: 440 N Nova Rd
Ormond Beach Sports Complex: Next to ball field 5 (see map)
Staff available to help with shovels & bags until 2:30pm. Sand will remain after-hours but residents should bring shovels/bags at that time.
Residents of Ormond Beach should ONLY get sand from these two locations as the County needs to replenish their other sites, especially Bicentennial Park, for unincorporated Volusia residents.
Friday, August 30th 9:00am
After handing out a total of 13,500 bags of sand over yesterday and this morning, Ormond Beach is out of pre-filled sandbags.
The following sites in Volusia County have sand available for your use:
Oak Hill Fire Station, 213 N. U.S. 1, Oak Hill
Volusia County Road and Bridge, 200 N. State Road 415, Osteen
Pierson Fire Station, 132 N. Fountain Drive, Pierson
Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. State Road 44, DeLand
Volusia County Correctional Facility, 1354 Indian Lake Road, Daytona Beach: Noon-8pm
Hiles Blvd Off-Beach Parking Lot, 4516 S Atlantic Ave, New Smyrna Beach
Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park, 1800 Ocean Shore Blvd, Ormond-by-the-Sea: Noon-4pm
We have self-serve sand available at Nova Community Center site at 440. N Nova Road site and will be making more available at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex later today (see map). We have shovels and bags available and a few staff present until 2:30pm to help anyone with physical challenges.
Thursday, August 29th 12:45pm
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR SANDBAG DISTRIBUTION
Please use the attached map to follow the traffic pattern to receive your sandbags. We want to keep traffic congestion limited and resident cooperation is key to accomplishing this. Thank you in advance for your patience as we distribute these vital storm items.
Sandbags are limited to 10 per vehicle and you must show an Ormond Beach resident photo ID to receive these bags.
If you reside in unincorporated Volusia County, please note that your sandbag distribution will begin on Friday, August 30th from NOON to 4pm in Bicentennial Park.
â¢ Lakebridge Drive at Nova Road (Entrance to Nova Rec) will be coned off, allowing only south bound traffic to flow. No right turns into the complex from Nova Road.
â¢ North bound Nova Road turn lane into Lakebridge Drive will be blocked off.
â¢ An officer will be stationed at Lakebridge Drive and Nova Road to manage the traffic pattern.
â¢ Vehicular traffic from inside the park will only turn southbound from the park once they have received sandbags. No left-hand turns allowed.
â¢ West bound traffic from Wilmette Avenue will be forced to go north or south only on Nova Road. No thru traffic to Main Trail.
â¢ Access to the park entrance from east bound Main Trail will be restricted.
When will the Granada Bridge Close?
Once sustained winds exceed 40-50 mph all bridges will be closed as it is unsafe for anyone, including public safety personnel to cross the bridge.
County Phone Numbers
CITIZENS INFORMATION CENTER (CIC)
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf: 386-248-1792
SHELTER TRANSPORTATION: VOTRAN
386-322-5100, 386-943-7050, 386-424-6820
DIRECTIONS TO SHELTERS IN VOLUSIA COUNTY
Volusia County School Board
DIRECTIONS TO SHELTERS IN ADJACENT COUNTIES
321-637-6670 Brevard County
352-622-3205 Marion County
386-586-5111 Flagler County
386-329-0379 Putnam County
352-343-9732 Lake County
407-665-5102 Seminole County
Wednesday, August 28th, 11:30p.m.
Volusia County Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Dorianâs track and will be activating the countyâs Citizen Information Center (CIC) 7 a.m. to 7 p.m Thursday, Aug. 29. The CIC can be reached at 866-345-0345.
Residents can stay informed during severe weather and disasters by signing up to receive emergency telephone or email notifications from Volusia County Emergency Management. They also can follow Volusia County Emergency Management on Facebook and follow @VCEmergencyInfo on Twitter.
Emergency officials are urging residents to develop a family plan and take steps to safeguard their homes.
Step 1: Make a family plan.
Have a family meeting to talk about the storm. Decide where the family will stay during the storm. Together, develop a list of preparation tasks.
Step 2. Stock a disaster supply kit.
Your disaster supply kit should include the following items:
thank â¢ At least one gallon of drinking water per person per day for five to seven days.
â¢ Nonperishable food for three meals per day per person for five to seven days.
â¢ A five- to seven-day supply of special items such as food, formula, diapers and wipes for infants and those with special needs.
â¢ At least a two-week supply of medications.
â¢ Toiletries and extra toilet paper.
â¢ Manual can opener.
â¢ Paper goods such as plates, cups, napkins and utensils.
â¢ Unscented household bleach and medicine dropper.
â¢ Extra bedding such as pillows, blankets and sleeping bags.
â¢ Clothing, including rain gear and sturdy shoes.
â¢ First aid kit, sunscreen and hand sanitizer.
â¢ Mosquito repellent with DEET.
â¢ Flashlight and extra batteries.
â¢ Battery-operated radio.
â¢ Tool kit.
â¢ Plastic trash bags and ties.
â¢ Fire extinguisher.
â¢ Matches in a waterproof container.
â¢ Extra charcoal or propane for outdoor cooking.
â¢ Weather alert radio.
â¢ Extra batteries and car charger for cell phone.
â¢ A canned tire inflator for punctured tires.
Your pet disaster kit should include food, water, bowls, leashes, toys, bedding, carrier, medications, newspaper, cat litter, plastic bags for handling waste, and license and vaccination documentation.
Step 3: Fill your gas tank and get cash.
Make sure your gas tank is full and you have extra cash on hand.
Step 4: Take steps to safeguard your home and property.
Store lawn furniture and other loose items inside. Double-check tie-down straps and anchors if you live in a mobile/manufactured home. Walk around your home and evaluate the roof, windows, garage doors, patio doors, screen enclosed rooms, landscaping, etc., to see what protective measures you need to take.
Step 5: Determine if you will evacuate, and if so, decide where you will go.
Residents should decide now where they will stay if an evacuation order is issued. Most people find it more comfortable to stay with friends or relatives who live well inland. For those who have no alternatives, public shelters may open depending on the track of the storm. If you are planning to seek public shelter, make sure to bring emergency supplies including special dietary items and supplies for infants and small children.
For help in disaster planning, visit www.volusia.org/emergency.
Wednesday. August 28th 3:30p.m.:
City of Ormond Beach Sandbag Distribution
The City of Ormond Beach will begin sandbag distribution at the Nova Community Center site located at 440 N Nova Road, on Thursday, Aug 29th from 7:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. and again at 3:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. that evening. The same schedule will remain for Friday pending availability. Sandbags are limited to 10 bags per car. You must be an Ormond Beach resident to receive these sandbags, so please bring photo ID.
Please see the above map.
Cars must enter the site from Main Trail off Nova Road and will exit directly back on to Nova Road.
The Nova Community Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday due to the sandbag distribution.