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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 […]

Safety tips for burning yard debris

Safety tips for burning yard debris

As residents continue to clean up storm debris from Hurricane Matthew, the Florida Forest Service has issued the following tips for safe yard debris burning: •Check with the Florida Forest Service to make sure it is legal to burn in your area. •Clear an area down to bare soil around your pile to prevent the […]

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 […]

Flagler County to waive some building permit fees

Flagler County to waive some building permit fees

Flagler County will be waiving some building permit fees to fast-track the permitting process for those whose properties were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The county will waive fees for permits that are related to hurricane damage until Dec. 5. “We want to help people get their repairs made as quickly as possible,” Building Official Mark […]

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-Flagler County cuts off all access to beachside

BREAKING NEWS-Flagler County cuts off all access to beachside

Here’s a Hurricane Matthew update issued by Flagler County on Friday afternoon. Effective immediately, Flagler County is cutting off all access to beachside portions of the county. “This is not a curfew.  No one will be permitted to enter the barrier island,” said Steve Garten, Flagler County public safety emergency manager. “This will be enforced […]

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 […]