Granada Bridge is Open
All bridges to beachside have reopened. However, areas of Atlantic Ave. in Wilbur-by-the-Sea and Daytona Beach Shores are closed to the general public due to ongoing damage assessment and recovery.
Residents can access with proof of residency. Officials are requesting that travel be limited to essential trips only. Thank you for your patience and support.
All Bridges to Beachside Closed \ Curfew in Place
Please be aware that by order of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, all bridges to the beachside, including the Granada Bridge, have been CLOSED to traffic with the exception of essential personnel until further notice.
A curfew will be in effect from 11:22 A.M. Thursday, Nov. 10 through 7 A.M. Friday. Nov. 11 for all areas of Volusia County east of the Intracoastal Waterway. Please stay off the roads.
Update at 1:56pm: If you are a resident who has proof of residency, you will be granted access to return to beachside after our checkpoint.
City facilities will close at 12pm NOON on Wednesday, November 9 and all day Thursday, November 10. The meeting of the Planning Board and Leisure Services Advisory Board will be canceled. Facilities were already scheduled to be closed Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day.
Effective Wednesday, November 9th through Friday, November 11th, the City of Ormond Beach will be closing Andy Romano Beachfront Park, the Sports Complex, Nova Recreation Center and Nova Park. All programs and activities will also be cancelled during this time.
Garbage/Yard Waste Pickup:
Yard Waste pickup will be weather permitting on Wednesday.
No trash pick up will occur on Thursday. Friday garbage pickups will proceed as scheduled. Saturday will be a makeup day for Thursday's missed schedule, so anyone normally scheduled will have their trash collected then.
Mandatory evacuation order
Volusia County has issued a mandatory evacuation order beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday for all residences and businesses that are:
- East of the Intracoastal Waterway
- All manufactured and mobile home dwellers east of Interstate 95
- All low-lying areas and other areas prone to flooding
- All campsites and RV recreational parks
Evacuees are encouraged to stay with family, friends or an inland hotel and must complete their evacuation by 4 p.m. Wednesday because conditions will begin to deteriorate significantly.
The Volusia County Council has issued an emergency countywide curfew to protect and safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Volusia County residents and visitors. The curfew will be in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday.
The curfew does not apply to:
- Regular members of law enforcement bodies
- Regular employees of business, industries or government entities while traveling from their jobs
- All emergency workers
Any person who knowingly violates this ordinance shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of up to $500 and/or imprisonment in the county jail for up to 60 days.
Bridges that cross the Intracoastal Waterway will be closed to eastbound traffic when sustained winds reach 39 mph. When the curfew begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the bridges will be closed in both directions. Proof of residency will be required for re-entry.
Volusia County Schools
Volusia County Schools will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 9, and Thursday, Nov. 10.
Volusia County Schools and Volusia County Government will open four shelters at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.
General population shelters will be opened at:
Creekside Middle School, 6801 Airport Road, Port Orange
University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave., Orange City
Special needs shelters will be opened at:
Heritage Middle School, 1001 Parnell Court, Deltona
David C. Hinson Middle School, 1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach
All four shelters will accept pets. Those staying at a shelter with their pets must bring necessary pet items and supplies.
Evacuees may need to stay at a shelter for 24 to 72 hours. Since space is limited, evacuees should bring only essential items. Eat a meal before leaving for a shelter and avoid bringing valuables. Shelters are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Necessary items include:
Special dietary food, snacks or comfort food, water or other non-alcoholic beverages
Bedding, including a pillow, blanket and a comfortable beach chair and sleeping pad
Medications and medical supplies
Flashlight and batteries
Diapers, infant and elderly/disabled necessities
Time occupiers such as books, magazines, games or cards
Special needs shelters
Hospitals are not shelters. Special needs shelters are for medical patients. They are not for isolation patients or people who need 24-hour dedicated care, a hospital bed, ventilator and other complex care. These individuals should discuss other shelter arrangements with their physician or home health service provider or caregiver. Only one caregiver will be admitted for each patient.
Homeless shelters will open Wednesday at these locations:
The Bridge, 421 S. Palmetto Ave., DeLand
First Step Shelter, 3889 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (individuals must first report to Halifax Urban Ministries, 340 N. St., Daytona Beach, for transportation to the First Step Shelter)
Volusia County offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 10, and will remain closed on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
Citizens Information Center
Residents can call the Citizens Information Center at 866-345-0345 for updated information.
All Volusia County beach parks and access points are closed until further notice. In preparation for the storm, Coastal Division staff will remove cones and barricades throughout the day to prevent potential asset loss due to expected high winds and waves.
Residents and visitors are strongly discouraged from visiting the beach and entering the ocean. Once the tide is too high, rescue vehicles will not be able to access the beach.
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The City of Ormond Beach is encouraging residents to prepare for the upcoming storm by picking up sandbags. A self-serve sand pile and fillable sandbags will be available at the Nova Community Center (440 N Nova Rd) and staff will be on location to help residents fill and load their bags!
Self-Serve Sand Hours:
Monday: 12:00 pm to Dark
Tuesday: 8:00 am to Dark
Ormond Beach residents can show their ID to receive up to 10 complimentary fillable bags from the Nova Recreation Center office during the hours listed above. Residents will need to bring a shovel and fill/load the bags into their vehicle.