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Volusia files the highest number of Matthew claims

Volusia files the highest number of Matthew claims

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Insurance claims in Florida from Hurricane Matthew have reached $549 million, according to numbers posted Monday by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. The majority of the claims are from residential property owners. The latest figures also show a slowdown in new claims being filed. As of Oct. 24, […]

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 […]

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

BREAKING NEWS: ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’ disappears from view

BREAKING NEWS: ‘World’s Most Famous Beach’ disappears from view

As Hurricane Matthew makes its way through the Sunshine State, Daytona Beach is getting hit hard. Weather Channel meteorologist Jen Carfagno is on the scene at the Daytona Beach Plaza Resort and Spa located at 600 N. Atlantic Avenue, directly on the beach. In a screen shot taken more than two hours ago, the shoreline […]

Human Services Advisory Board to meet Sept. 20

Human Services Advisory Board to meet Sept. 20

Volusia County’s Human Services Advisory Board will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, 3747 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The meeting will include a new member orientation with a review of the board’s bylaws, duties and responsibilities. Members also will review the organizational standards for the […]

Volusia Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Sept. 10

Volusia Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Sept. 10

More than 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and in Florida, over half-a-million people are currently diagnosed. In Volusia County, there are just over 17,000 people living with Alzheimer’s. An estimated $236 billion will be spent in America- on care for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia in 2016. By […]

Weather stations provide data in Volusia County

Weather stations provide data in Volusia County

Volusia County Emergency Management officials are reminding residents to be prepared in case a storm threatens the area. “Every family should create a disaster plan and start stocking their disaster supply kits,” Jim Judge, Volusia County’s emergency management director. “After a disaster, emergency workers may not be able to reach everyone right away. In some […]