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Hurricane Dorian: After the storm

Posted On: September 4, 2019

Volusia County’s emergency management officials encourage residents to follow these safety tips.

Traffic signal outages

If you arrive at an intersection with traffic lights not working, a full stop is required before proceeding. This ensures you know and see other turning or approaching vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians.

Trash and yard waste collection

City of Ormond Beach

The City of Ormond Beach will resume our normal garbage pickup schedule Thursday, Sept. 5.

City of Edgewater

Household garbage schedule

If regular garbage pick-up days are Monday and Thursday, pickups will be made on Thursday only. If regular garbage pick-up days are Tuesday and Friday, pickups will be made on Friday only.


Homes regularly scheduled for recycling pick-up on Thursday and Friday will get picked up on their usual schedule. Homes regularly scheduled for recycling pick-up on Monday and Tuesday will not be picked up until the normal schedule resumes the week of September 9, 2019.

City of New Smyrna Beach

Non-emergency city services and standard solid waste collection schedules will resume on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Storm debris should be separated into vegetative and bulk/construction & demotion/other piles and placed curbside without blocking the road, sidewalk or storm drains. To ensure speedier removal, piles should not be placed directly under power lines to provide collection trucks with boom arms sufficient room to maneuver.

Other city/municipalities waste collection

Residents living in the cities and municipalities should check with their municipal offices for questions about garbage and recycling service.

Unincorporated waste collection

Garbage, recycling and yard trash collection services for unincorporated Volusia County will resume on Thursday, September 5, 2019.  The makeup schedule is as follows:

Regular Collection Day               Makeup Collection Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 3                         Thursday, Sept. 5

Wednesday, Sept. 4                    Friday, Sept. 6

Thursday, Sept. 5                        Saturday, Sept. 7

Friday, Sept. 6                            Monday, Sept. 9

Monday, Sept. 9                         Tuesday, Sept. 10

Tuesday, Sept. 10                      Wednesday, Sept. 11

Wednesday, Sept. 11                Thursday, Sept. 12

Thursday, Sept. 12                    Friday, Sept. 13

Friday, Sept. 13                         Saturday, Sept. 14

Please place normal garbage, recycling and yard trash curbside by 6AM.

Residential yard waste collection is limited to the equivalent of four (4) cubic yards each week.  Please contain all small debris (rakings, grass clippings, acorns, pine cones, Spanish moss, etc.) either in plastic bags or in 32-gallon garbage containers. Containers and bags must weigh less than 60 pounds apiece.

Palm fronds and limbs need to be neatly stacked (no need for bundles). Limbs may not exceed 4 ft. in length or 1 ft. in diameter and must weigh less than 60 pounds apiece. The County’s contracted garbage company is not responsible for land clearing debris. Normal waste collection schedules will resume on Monday, September 16, 2019.

Hot temperatures are expected the next few days

Residents planning to work outdoors after the hurricane are cautioned that hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illness is possible. It is important to remember to stay hydrated and protected against heat-related illness and the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Heat stress can range from mild to severe. Milder conditions, like heat rash and heat exhaustion, are the most common. The most serious heat-related illness is heat stroke. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if medical treatment is not provided.

Know the warning signs of heat-related illness:

Extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)
Weakness, dizziness, or fainting
Unusually elevated heart rate
Fast and shallow breathing
Nausea or vomiting
Muscle cramps

Protect yourself with these helpful tips:

Drink plenty of water.
Avoid sugary and alcoholic beverages.
Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
Limit outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day.
Take cool showers or baths.
Check your local news for heat warnings and safety tips.

For more information on extreme heat and heat-related illness prevention, visit: .

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