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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 […]

Justice Assistance Grant funds available for nonprofits, cities

Justice Assistance Grant funds available for nonprofits, cities

Applications are being accepted from nonprofit organizations and local cities for funds from an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Countywide from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Eligible programs include law enforcement; crime labs and forensics; crime prevention; prosecution, indigent defense and courts; corrections and community corrections; re-entry services; behavioral health assessment and […]

Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

Volusia school officials: Give uniforms a chance

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When students in Volusia County return the school on Aug. 15, they will be wearing uniforms. After a yearlong debate, the school district approved the measure in March but finalized the dress code this month. “The district has discussed this for a while going back to last fall. We surveyed […]

Partnership helps pregnant women quit smoking

Partnership helps pregnant women quit smoking

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Nearly three months after its launch, the first Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program in Florida has a full roster. To build additional community support for the program, the Tobacco Free Florida – Volusia County Partnership is hosting a public meeting beginning at 4 p.m., Monday, July 25, at the […]