SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES
The city of Ormond Beach is encouraging residents to prepare for hurricane season by picking up their sandbags early. A self-serve sand pile and fillable sandbags will be available all month, beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Nova Community Center, 440 N. Nova Road, Ormond Beach.
The self-serve sand hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ormond Beach residents can receive up to 10 complimentary fillable bags from the Nova Recreation Center office during the hours listed above. ID is required. Residents will need to bring a shovel and fill/load the bags into their vehicle.
Assisted service hours
Assisted service hours are Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ormond Beach residents who would like assistance filling and loading sandbags into their vehicles, can visit Nova Recreation Center during these hours. One staff person will be onsite to provide assistance, additional staff will be scheduled based on need.
Additional hours, locations, and staff will be scheduled in the event a hurricane or severe storm is anticipated to impact the Ormond Beach area. The Casements and Ormond Beach Sports Complex will be utilized, and hours of operation and the number of staff members will be increased.
Residents with special needs can request delivery of sandbags to their residence if they are unable to fill sandbags, or unload sandbags from their vehicle.
Residents may request this service through an online form on the city’s website at https://www.ormondbeach.org/sandbags or by contacting the Public Works Department directly.
Forms can also be downloaded and then printed and turned into the Public Works Department.
Information on the city’s sandbag distribution program will be posted on the website at https://www.ormondbeach.org/sandbaginfo.