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Garbage collection, traffic signals and hot temperatures ahead

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What you need to know now that Dorian is gone.
by: Guest Writer

By: Volusia County Community Information

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

The City of Ormond Beach will resume normal garbage pickup schedule Thursday, Sept. 5. Residents living in other cities and municipalities should check with their municipal offices for questions about garbage and recycling service.

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

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

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: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.aspĀ .

Airport opens Thursday

The Daytona Beach International Airport terminal will resume normal service at 4 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 5. 

Customers with a scheduled flight in or out of the airport should contact their air carrier directly to confirm or reschedule. 

The Delta Air Lines 40th Anniversary events scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6, have been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date. 

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