Deputies hand out free water, food to Daytona North residents

'We do need the help,' Daytona North resident says

By Loren Korn - Reporter

DAYTONA NORTH, Fla. - A long stream of cars lined up at Hidden Trails Community Park on Wednesday as Flagler County deputies handed out ready-to-eat meals and water to people who are without power.

Daytona North residents who stopped by to get supplies said their streets are surrounded by water and they were started to feel neglected in the days after Hurricane Irma struck.

"It rained so much this summer, there wasn't no place for the water to go. My yard was floating," Kent Rogers said.

Some people there are running low if not completely out of resources.

"The poor live out here, social security people, disabled people. They're flooded out. We seem to be the last people to get power," Rogers said.

While deputies couldn't help with restoring power, they did provide MRE's and cases of water.

"We live in trailers, manufactured homes, so we do need help. Whenever storms like this come through and all that, we do need the help," Loraine Price said.

Price is just one of the residents who spent the day waiting for supplies.

"My husband is a paraplegic. I hate to leave him but I had to leave him to come up and get food," she said.

Residents told News 6 they're grateful for the help and hopes it'll continue.

"We do appreciate it when they do get to us," Price said.

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office said deputies will also be delivering meals to residents who are trapped in their homes due to flooding.

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