Everyone at the office including me has been recieving phone calls wanting to know if we are ok after last nights storms. Apparently those of you watching the news outside of Volusia County are not being told that the home of the Worlds Most Famous Beach is OK. We thankfully were spared Mother Natures wrath in the wee hours this morning when the tornadic storms rolled through while so many were sleeping. There is no evidence in Daytona that anything happened just to our west and south. No loose tree debris, not even a twig on the road as I came to work. From Flagler Beach south through Ormond Beach to Daytona Beach everything is fine. I wish I could say the same for the towns of Deland, Orange City and New Smyrna Beach.
Here are some information numbers if you are trying to find someone in the affected areas:
Lake County: CITIZENS' INFORMATION LINE: 352-343-9732
Volusia County: CITIZENS' INFORMATION LINE: 386-345-0345
DELAND INFORMATION LINE: 386-626-7159 OR 386-626-7086 NEW SMYRNA BEACH INFORMATION LINE: 386-424-2113 OR 386-424-2114
Seminole County: COUNTY INFORMATION LINE: 407-665-0311
Map Source WFTV.COM I put Daytona Beach Right over where we are located so you can get an idea of how far we are from the actual area's affected. I painted the area red on the map, but it wouldn't save.