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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019 2 weeks ago

County officials provide update on Hurricane Dorian: 'We dodged a missile'

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There are about 1,400 customers without power, according Florida Power and Light.
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

With the passing of Hurricane Dorian, schedules will return to normal, county officials announced at a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

"To say we dodged a bullet from the storm is obviously an understatement," Volusia County Manager George Recktenwald said. "We dodged a missile."

Sustained winds of up to 25 mph are expected until about 4 p.m. Wednesday. Fire crews did a visual inspection of the county and did not encounter any major damage. No debris is significantly affecting the roadways. And there hasn't been widespread power outages.

There are about 1,400 customers without power, according Florida Power and Light.

Mandatory evacuations and curfews have been lifted, according the Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. However, Chitwood warned residents to be aware of scammers for tree trimming, electrical and roofing. Two people were recently scammed out of $10,000 by people claiming to be from the county.

"They're going to be out there," Chitwood said. "Don't be afraid to call 911."

County offices, the library (except Edgewater, which sustained minor damage) and the airport open on Thursday, Sept. 5. Volusia Schools resume classes Friday, Sept. 6.

Don't go to beach. Significant high tides and erosion, strong surf and debris in the water. Beach does not appear to have significant infrastructure damage.

 

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