Trees were uprooted, stop signs were flung out and several boats and docks were destroyed at the expense of Hurricane Irma.
There's a lot of work to do to get Port Orange back to normal after Hurricane Irma.
Despite the lesser impact of the storm compared to other areas of Florida, Volusia County and Port Orange dealt with its fair share of damage.
"What I found out right away was that people are looking for comfort," Port Orange City Manager Jake Johansson said. "We’re in much better shape right now than we were 24 hours ago, and debris pickup is very important around the city."
Residents are encouraged to help pick up debris, which is scattered all around Port Orange in the form of twigs and larger branches, but more importantly, to be careful about how often water is used.
The city has around 150 stations dedicated to taking sewage, but according to Johansson, a lot of them have become inundated with flood water.
"We need to get the city infrastructure back running and ready to go, and people want to get their life back to normal quickly," Johansson said.
Port Orange man stunned by 60-year-old oak tree crashing in his front yard
Terry Harper has lived in Port Orange for six years, and his oak tree had lived there for 60.
During Hurricane Irma at around 12 a.m. during high tide, Harper looked out of his front door to find his massive oak tree down in his yard, just inches away from his house.
"I was lucky, I’m ten feet from my life right there," Harper said. "I walked back and my wife was downstairs, my daughter was upstairs and initially we just were stunned, but it was a tough situation to tell my daughter about. We got lucky that the water didn’t come in the house."
Harper also suffered from damage in his backyard. His chainlink fence was destroyed and there was a flood of water about six inches deep.