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FEMA to residents: Beware of fraud, scams and price gouging

FEMA to residents: Beware of fraud, scams and price gouging

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). State and federal recovery officials are encouraging Florida residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors vulnerable due to the recent hurricanes. They […]

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Educator and activist James E. Huger dies at 101

Longtime resident James E. Huger died Friday, October 14 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Halifax Hospital, Daytona Beach, in the presence of family members. He was 101 years old. According to his son Thomas Huger, James Huger had returned to Daytona Beach after evacuating to Atlanta as Hurricane Matthew approached the area. He was hospitalized […]

HURRICANE MATTHEW:  ‘I’VE NEVER SEEN A STORM LIKE THIS’

HURRICANE MATTHEW: ‘I’VE NEVER SEEN A STORM LIKE THIS’

Residents slowly recovering from devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Days after Hurricane Matthew lashed Florida’s east coast, many area residents were struggling with the devastating effects of the storm – property and road damage, power outages, water damage in homes, downed and dangling power lines along with toppled and snapped […]

All eyes were on us

All eyes were on us

BY THE DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach was briefly the center of the weather universe last week with Weather Channel meteorologist Jen Carfagno on the scene at the Daytona Beach Plaza Resort and Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., directly on the beach. Also on Oct. 7, NBC’s evening news anchor Lester Holt broadcasted from the […]

Hurricane washes out local football games, damages facilities

Hurricane washes out local football games, damages facilities

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Local sporting events were not spared by Hurricane Matthew as many were delayed or cancelled. The storm damaged the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium, home of the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats as well as Mainland and Seabreeze high schools. Windows at the stadium were knocked out on the second (VIP section) and […]

Locals gearing up for Biketoberfest despite the aftermath of Matthew

Locals gearing up for Biketoberfest despite the aftermath of Matthew

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The 2016 Biketoberfest is upon us and Daytona Beach was gearing up for the Oct. 13-15 event early this week. Biketoberest is an annual event that draws nearly 125,000 motorcyclists into the Daytona Beach area for motorcycle shows and rallies, live music, scenic rides along A1A and other roadways, and […]

Warning issued about carbon monoxide poisoning

Warning issued about carbon monoxide poisoning

A 9-year-old Daytona Beach died Tuesday, apparently due to carbon monoxide poisoning in connection with the use of a generator. The Department of Health in Volusia County was investigating at least 12 potential cases of carbon monoxide poisoning. A few cases were asymptomatic when they arrived at the hospital; a carbon monoxide alarm had alerted […]

How to get help with emotional distress

How to get help with emotional distress

The Disaster Distress Helpline operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This toll-free, multilingual and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety and other depression-like […]

Sheriff’s office: Don’t fall victim to scammers or price gouging

Sheriff’s office: Don’t fall victim to scammers or price gouging

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO) is reminding residents that the days and weeks following a hurricane create prime opportunities for scam artists to take advantage of people already hit hard by the storm. The VCSO has heard of solicitors offering to remove individual trees for amounts approaching $4,000 for […]

AFTER THE STORM:

AFTER THE STORM:

THE DAMAGE MATTHEW LEFT BEHIND Serious damage to homes and businesses. Downed power lines and trees. Some flooding. Major power outages. Here’s a glance at some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew last weekend around Volusia County. The images were captured by Daytona Times Photographer Duane C. Fernandez Sr., whose own home was damaged […]