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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 […]

Daytona waives permit fees for storm-related repairs

Daytona waives permit fees for storm-related repairs

Construction permit fees are being waived by the City of Daytona Beach for emergency storm-related repairs caused by Hurricane Matthew. Types of repair include roofing, exterior doors and windows, siding, mechanical, plumbing and electrical. Although the fees are waived, completed permit applications are still required, including licensing requirements. Permit fees will be waived through Friday, […]

BREAKING NEWS- Volusia County issues post-storm cleanup safety tips

BREAKING NEWS- Volusia County issues post-storm cleanup safety tips

Volusia County issues post-storm cleanup safety tips Daytona Beach – After Hurricane Matthew has passed, failure to remove contaminated materials can be a health risk. If there is flooding, water must be removed as quickly as possible since it may contain material from overflowing sewage systems. If flood water containing sewage has gotten into the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Flood warning issued for Volusia County

BREAKING NEWS: Flood warning issued for Volusia County

From the National Weather Service: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR…VOLUSIA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA… * UNTIL 230 PM EDT * AT 1135 AM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN ON THE WEST SIDE OF HURRICANE MATTHEW THAT WILL CAUSE FLOODING OVER MUCH OF VOLUSIA COUNTY. SEVERAL […]

BREAKING NEWS: Hotlines still available during Hurricane Matthew

BREAKING NEWS: Hotlines still available during Hurricane Matthew

Volusia County Citizens Information Center (CIC): 866-345-0345 United Way 2-1-1 First Call for Help: 2-1-1 or 386-253-0564. New Smyrna Beach Citizens Information Center: 386-424-2113 and (386) 424-2114. The Daytona Times will update conditions an emergency information in real-time as it becomes available. Follow us on Twitter at @daytonatimes.com. #matthew #DaytonaBeach