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Hurricane Matthew Updates

As Hurricane Matthew moves away from Central Florida, there are still a few things left to know:

Schools & Universities:


  • School has been canceled for Monday, October 10.
    • Colleges:
    • Florida Institute of Technology will resume operations Tuesday, Oct. 11 following the Columbus Day holiday on Monday.


  • Flagler County Schools have been cancelled for Monday and Tuesday.


  • Volusia County Schools have been cancelled for Monday and Tuesday.
    • Colleges:
    • Daytona State College will be closed Monday, Oct. 10.
    • Bethune-Cookman University anticipates residence halls re-opening at noon, Sunday, Oct. 9.
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 11.
    • Stetson University – DeLand campus: Stetson University has canceled classes for Monday, Oct. 10 through Wednesday, Oct. 12. Fall break is still Thursday, Oct. 13 through Friday, Oct. 14. Classes will resume on Monday, Oct. 17. Students, enjoy your long fall break. Make-up days for classes will be announced at a later date.

Residential Storm Debris & Trash:


  • The County’s regular curbside pickup for yard waste, trash and recycling will resume its normal schedule on Monday.
  • Yard waste left at the curb does not need to be bagged, but cut in lengths of four feet or less and in piles of no more than 50 pounds.
  • Yard waste facilities opened in Melbourne, Sarno Transfer Station, 3379 Sarno Road; Titusville, Mockingbird Mulching Facility, 3600 South Street; and Cocoa, Central Disposal Facility, 2250 Adamson Road.
  • Household garbage will be accepted at two locations: Melbourne – Sarno and Cocoa – Adamson. Landfills will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.


  • Regular household waste collection resumes on Monday. The collection schedule will be the normal collection schedule. This includes recycle collections.
  • County residents who live in the unincorporated areas of Flagler County are asked to place any storm-generated debris on the public right-of-way. Debris removal operations will begin on Monday, October 10. The public right-of-way is the area of residential property that extends from the street to the sidewalk, ditch, utility pole, or easement on PUBLIC ROADWAYS. This does not apply to PRIVATELY MAINTAINED ROADS.
  • Keep vegetative debris (woody burnable debris such as limbs and shrubbery) separated from construction and demolition debris, as they will be collected separately.
  • Only debris that was generated from the storm will be collected. Bagged debris should not be placed on the public right-of-way; only loose debris will be collected.

Contact Information:

  • Brevard:  For emergency help with roofs, water damage, tree removal or other home repairs, call 2-1-1.
  • Flagler: For general questions, please use the citizen information call-in line at 386-586-5111 or www.flagleremegency.com. Hours of operation are changing to 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Call 9-1-1 for medical emergencies.


  • Cape Canaveral Hospital is expecting  to open by Wednesday morning.
  • Florida Hospital Oceanside is closed.
  • Florida Hospital New Smyrna is closed to inpatients but is accepting walk-in patients in its emergency department. It is not accepting patients transported by ambulances.


  • Volusia County’s beaches are under a double red flag, which means water activities are prohibited. People should not be going into the water. The surf is still very dangerous with the rough surf conditions and a lot of debris in the water. There can be large and dangerous debris in the water.
  • Flagler beaches are closed until further notices due to safety issues.

Ways You Can Help: 

  • Northland Church’s Diaster Response Team is helping those in need in Central Florida.  If you want to volunteer your time to help those affected by the hurricane, click here.
  • OneBlood said they have an urgent need for platelets, plasma, O negative and O positive blood.  All OneBlood locations have returned to normal business hours in Central Florida.  For a list of OneBlood Donor Centers and Big Red Bus blood drive locations, click here.
  • Clean the World is asking for hundreds of volunteers in Central Florida in the coming week to help assemble disaster-relief hygiene kits for Haiti.  The link below leads to our online volunteer waiver. If you know you will be joining them this week, please take a moment to complete the waiver online. This will help their staff in welcoming volunteers and will help you to get started volunteering just moments after arriving.  https://cleantheworld.org/volunteer-liability-waiver/
  • Red Cross of Central Florida
  • Salvation Army