Stay away from the beach
Officials are asking for everyone’s help to spread this message: Stay away from the beach!
The coastline remains the most prominent safety threat to people in Volusia County. While people may be anxious to visit the beach to take pictures of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Nicole, this is not the time or place. Going anywhere near the beach could place your life in jeopardy.
Right now, the ocean is plagued with debris and contaminants that can cause serious harm. The waves and currents can pull under the strongest of swimmers. Coastal structures – such as piers, walkways and anything else, manufactured or by nature – have also been seriously compromised by the compound impacts of Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole. Officials are working tirelessly to examine the coastal structures’ integrity. Even though a structure may exhibit no visual signs of damage, it does not mean there are no foundational or other underlying problems that may lead to a collapse.
Help share the county’s message and the accompanying video, which may be found on the county’s Facebook page at http://bit.ly/3WQUZeZ or on the county’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/DKqpYlJ3AGc.