by: Jenn Elston, Ormond Beach Public Information Officer
The city of Ormond Beach, in following with the State of Florida, has declared a state of emergency.
This order is in conjunction with orders at the state-wide level and allows our staff to take the necessary actions to address the emergency situations that may arise along with accessing the necessary federal and state support.
“As we continue to monitor the potential impacts of Hurricane Ian on the city of Ormond Beach, we want our residents to know that city officials and staff are being proactive in preparing our city and ensuring the safety of our residents,” Ormond Beach Mayor Bill Partington said. “We are taking the necessary steps, lowering our water levels, checking the stormwater systems, and making sure that everything is in order and ready to respond.”
Residents are encouraged to prepare their disaster kits now, which should include food and water supplies for after the storm arrives. Residents are also encouraged to fuel all vehicles and generators and prepare all medications needed by family and pets.
“As your city gets ready, please do not wait to get ready yourself,” said Partington. “I encourage you all to take stock of your emergency supplies, check in with your neighbors, and stay up to date on the latest emergency guidance while monitoring local weather reports. Almost all of us have been through something like this before and by working together, we can get through this storm too.”
The city of Ormond Beach encourages all residents to be calm, be prepared and be vigilant in following the storm.