Volusia County leaders provide update on recovery efforts

Volusia County leaders provide update on recovery efforts

Officials: Hurricane damage causing Volusia County houses to fall into ocean



multiple avenues are available to apply for fema assistance. Residents can apply online at disaster assistance dot gov. That’s www dot disaster assistance dot gov. You can also do it through the fema app or you can also do it by calling 806 21 33 62. You can also use *** relay service such as video relay caption, telephone or other service. Six of the county’s library branches reopened today with more anticipated opening tomorrow and in the coming days our libraries have power, internet and staff ready to assist residents to submit applications for fema assistance. Please continue checking our website or call the Citizens Information Center at 8663450345 for *** current listing of open libraries. Before you apply for fema assistance, you will need to have some information on hand and ready to provide. Be ready to provide *** working telephone number, the address which sustained the damage. The current address you are residing if different from the one in which was damaged. Your social Security number, *** general list of damage and losses banking information. If you’re electing for *** direct deposit and if you have insurance you’ll need that information as well. At this time I’d like to pass this on to Volusia coney Council chair, Jeff brower Jeff, thank you, kevin, thank you everybody. I walked into the emergency operation center today and said, I hope we’re on the downside. And everybody in the room just groaned many of us have said that we dodged *** bullet. We maybe we lost electricity but for everyone that just dodged *** bullet, there’s many people that are really suffering. The damage is significant. There’s homes on our coast that are teetering on falling off dunes into the, into the ocean dunes that don’t exist anymore. There’s flooding from one end of the county to the other. And while you may think that flooding is over, it’s still moving, there’s *** river still cresting. So danger remains. I’ve been in the emergency operations center for four days now, watching county staff work harder than anyone of us could imagine first responder doing what they do and doing it. Well, this is *** forward thinking county that has worked hard to prepare for this storm, but it doesn’t end there. Now. We’re at the cleanup and, and the rescue stage still continues. So I’m asking for your cooperation. I’m asking for your patients. I’m asking that you do what Volusia County really does well. And that’s that we all come together and we help our neighbors. Somebody needs *** ride to the grocery store or to *** medical facility. They need water or food. This is *** time that we can help each other. There’s nobody that wants to open our beach faster than I do, but it’s just not safe yet. I mentioned homes that are, that are teetering on the, uh, falling into the ocean dunes are collapsing, the ocean is full of debris, it’s just not safe, will open it as soon as possible. Probably the number one question I’m getting on email is about fema, and so I’m gonna invite up Jim judge who can really bring you up to date on fema. Um, and um, again, let’s all work together. Please stay safe. You don’t survive the storms and the aftermath just because of the great preparation that the county did, but because you make wise decisions and that we help each other. Thank you.

Officials: Hurricane damage causing Volusia County houses to fall into ocean

Volusia County leaders gave an update on assisting residents impacted by Hurricane Ian. The hurricane brought flooding to different areas of the county. County officials spoke Saturday afternoon on recovery efforts.”There’s many people that are really suffering. The damage is significant. There’s homes on our coast that are teetering on, falling off dunes into the ocean — dunes that don’t exist anymore,” Volusia County Council Chair Jeff Brower said. “There’s flooding from one end of the county to the other.””Dunes are collapsing. The ocean is full of debris. It’s just not safe,” Brower said. He said residents should be aware that flooding in Volusia County is ongoing. “While you may think that flooding is over, it’s still moving. There’s a river still cresting, so danger remains,” Brower said. First responders have continued with rescues in Volusia County, according to Brower. Volusia County leaders said there are resources available for residents impacted by the hurricane, and various facilities have started to reopen across the county, specifically libraries. “Six of the county’s library branches reopened today with more anticipated opening tomorrow and in the coming days,” said Kevin Captain, the communication information director. “Our libraries have power, internet and staff ready to assist residents to submit applications for FEMA assistance.” Residents can apply for FEMA assistance here, through the FEMA mobile app, or by calling 1-800-621-3362.The Volusia County Citizens Information Center can be reached at 866-345-0345, or residents can find information online.Below: Watch the full Volusia County update on recovery efforts

Volusia County leaders gave an update on assisting residents impacted by Hurricane Ian.

The hurricane brought flooding to different areas of the county.

County officials spoke Saturday afternoon on recovery efforts.

“There’s many people that are really suffering. The damage is significant. There’s homes on our coast that are teetering on, falling off dunes into the ocean — dunes that don’t exist anymore,” Volusia County Council Chair Jeff Brower said. “There’s flooding from one end of the county to the other.”

“Dunes are collapsing. The ocean is full of debris. It’s just not safe,” Brower said.

He said residents should be aware that flooding in Volusia County is ongoing.

“While you may think that flooding is over, it’s still moving. There’s a river still cresting, so danger remains,” Brower said.

First responders have continued with rescues in Volusia County, according to Brower.

Volusia County leaders said there are resources available for residents impacted by the hurricane, and various facilities have started to reopen across the county, specifically libraries.

“Six of the county’s library branches reopened today with more anticipated opening tomorrow and in the coming days,” said Kevin Captain, the communication information director. “Our libraries have power, internet and staff ready to assist residents to submit applications for FEMA assistance.”

Residents can apply for FEMA assistance here, through the FEMA mobile app, or by calling 1-800-621-3362.

The Volusia County Citizens Information Center can be reached at 866-345-0345, or residents can find information online.

Below: Watch the full Volusia County update on recovery efforts

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