Hurricane Isaias causes closure of 6 beach vehicle access ramps
Posted On: July 31, 2020
Volusia County will close six low-volume beach access ramps to vehicles effective sundown today, July 31, to remove toll booths in anticipation of Hurricane Isaias. The six ramps are Milsap Road in Ormond Beach, Hartford Avenue and Botefuhr Avenue in Daytona Beach, and Van Avenue, El Portal Street and Emilia Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores. A decision will be made tomorrow, Aug. 1, regarding the remaining ramps.
Anticipated high tides and storm surge may force the closure of vehicle beach access Sunday, Aug. 2. Should the beach close to vehicles, reopening will be dependent on the status of turtle nests and conservation poles. Presently, there are more than 700 known turtle nests on Volusia County beaches. Post-storm, Volusia County Environmental Management must locate, evaluate and remark, where necessary, all nests, as well as replace missing conservation poles before vehicles are permitted access.
For questions regarding Hurricane Isaias, individuals may call the Citizens Information Center between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 1 – 3 at 866-345-0345. Additional storm information is available at www.volusia.org/Isaias.