The City of DeLand has implemented Alert DeLand, an emergency public notification system. The program allows the city to contact the entire community or to target specific areas in case of an emergency or for urgent situations that require the public's immediate attention such as natural disasters (hurricane or tornado warnings), road closures, missing person cases, and more.
Users can choose how they want to receive alerts. You can choose to receive alerts on your home or business phone, mobile phone, email, text messages, or more based on your settings.
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City of DeLand and Volusia County residents and visitors are encouraged to follow Volusia County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter @VCEmergencyInfo. Storm information is posted to www.volusia.org/pin.
City offices will be closed beginning at noon Wednesday through Thursday due to Tropical Storm Nicole.
Mayor Robert F. Apgar signed an emergency declaration Tuesday morning and urged all residents to prepare for conditions to deteriorate beginning Wednesday evening and last through the day on Thursday.
The peak of the storm is expected to bring inland Volusia areas 45-60 mph winds, with gusts of up to 75 mph, and between 4 to 6 inches of rain, according to latest projections from the National Weather Service office in Melbourne.
“People need to take this storm very seriously,” Apgar said. “You need to finish your preparations as quickly as possible and be ready to ride out this storm.”
Citizen Information Center
The city's Citizen Information Center is operational. For questions pertaining to Hurricane Nicole or to report downed wires or trees, call the CIC at 386-626-7000.
The Volusia County Citizens Information Center (CIC) is also fully activated. Residents may call 866-345-0345.
We do anticipate power outages with this storm, though hopefully not widespread. Duke Energy is staged and ready to respond once conditions allow.
We were informed by GFL that trash was NOT picked up on Wednesday due to the Volusia County transfer station closing earlier than anticipated. Wednesday and Thursday customers will be serviced beginning on Friday as conditions allow.
There was not a lot of vegetative debris caused by the storm, so the city will not be hiring a contractor. Instead, city crews will pick up any large debris created by the storm. All large vegetative debris like tree limbs should be placed at the curb and not bagged. All smaller debris like leaves should be bagged in clear bags for GFL to pick up as normal yard waste.