Monday Briefing: Bova Trials Final Day, Rosh Hashanah, Cleaning Up the Beach, Moderation to the Winds
Todays Briefing: Quick LinksIn Flagler and Palm Coast:Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. 4o Wellington Dr, Palm Coast. For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here. Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, BunnellSources: Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Flagler Beach Police Department, Bunnell Police Department. Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress ReportsHeres a summary of the latest city developments as of Sept. 27, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.flaglerlive.com
Weekend Briefing: Toni Morrison Screening at AACS, MHS Pet Parade, Jax Symphony Opening Night, Rosh Hashanah
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: The Rotary Club of Flagler Beach is hosting the clubs First Annual Pickleball Tournament fundraiser. The event will be held at Wadsworth Park, 2200 Moody Blvd, Flagler Beach. Saturday: Cruising Steady, the Music and Friendship of Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson, 7:30 p.m. Flagler Auditorium, 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, call 386-437-7547. 4o Wellington Dr, Palm Coast. Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, BunnellSources: Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Flagler Beach Police Department, Bunnell Police Department.flaglerlive.com
Flagler County restaurant to be torn down after suffering ‘irreparable damages’ from hurricanes Ian, Nicole
Bull Creek Fish Camp restaurant in Flagler County will be torn down at the end of February after suffering “irreparable damages” from Hurricane Ian and Nicole, according to a news release from the county.
Sunny and nice Monday before mini-front brings chilly night
ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s going to be sunny and nice Monday before a mini-front moves through Central Florida. Read: SpaceX pushes OneWeb Launch 16 mission to MondayWe will be a little chillier Monday night with a small front moving in. Low temperatures for MondayLow temperatures will be in the 40s and low 50s tonight. Read: Flagler Beach wins award for recycling machineOur forecast will stay nice through Thursday. A stronger cold front will impact our area Friday and will bring us chilly weather throughout the weekend.wftv.com
State Road A1A reopens following damage from Hurricane Nicole
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Sections of state Road A1A will reopen after the Florida Department of Transportation made emergency repairs, Gov. Hurricane Nicole damaged the highway by eroding part of the road. Read: Tropical Storm Nicole: Part of A1A collapses in Flagler BeachExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 9 SEE: Part of A1A collapses in Flagler Beach (FDOT)Now, motorists will be able to travel on it again in Flagler, St. John and Volusia counties. Read: Daytona Beach Shores residents wait for updates after 24 buildings deemed unsafe“FDOT has completed emergency repairs on the last three storm-damaged sections of S.R. A1A and reopened the roadway after only three days of work,” DeSantis said.wftv.com
SEE: Anchor washes ashore in Cocoa Beach during Hurricane Nicole
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Waves in Cocoa Beach were so strong during Hurricane Nicole that it washed ashore a rusty old anchor. NICOLE LIVE UPDATES: Orlando International Airport to resume limited operations Thursday eveningChannel 9′s Alex Walker was on shore getting a close-up look at the huge piece of debris as it rested on the sand. READ: Tropical Storm Nicole: Part of A1A collapses in Flagler BeachLook at this MASSIVE anchor that washed up on the shore of Cocoa Beach. Demonstrates the power of Hurricane Nicole to bring this ashore. (WFTV)Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Tropical Storm Nicole: Part of A1A collapses in Flagler Beach
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — A part of State Road A1A is shut down in Flagler County after a section of the road collapsed. Flagler County officials said State Route A1A suffered “significant damage” in Flagler Beach from Tropical Storm Nicole. Photos: Part of A1A collapses in Flagler BeachExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 4 Part of A1A collapses Part of A1A collapses in Flagler Beach due to Tropical Storm Nicole. NICOLE LIVE UPDATES: Road collapse closes portion of A1A in Flagler BeachOfficials said the road collapsed due to storm surge waves from Nicole. Watch: Tropical Storm Nicole: Video shows the inside of a Wilbur-By-The-Sea home that crumbled into oceanFlagler County officials have been asking drivers to avoid A1A.wftv.com
Tuesday Briefing: Wisdom in Senior Education, Victor Williams Trial, Beach Renourishment Hearing, Percussion
Palm Coast Alateen Sereniteen and Al-Anon meetings: Alateen, part of Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens bothered by someone elses drinking. For AA and NA meetings in Palm Coast, Flagler Beach and Bunnell, go here. Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):Saturday: Lowes, 315 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, BunnellSources: Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Flagler Beach Police Department, Bunnell Police Department. Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress ReportsHeres a summary of the latest city developments as of Oct. 11, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.flaglerlive.com
Flagler Beach pier suffers damage after Hurricane Ian
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — In addition to the flooding and heavy damage to homes, Hurricane Ian has caused more erosion problems in Flagler County. Flagler Beach has been dealing with erosion from a batch of recent storms, but now it’s even more of an issue because of Ian. Massive waves battered Flagler Beach Friday, a day after Hurricane Ian ripped the far end off of the iconic pier. Read: Hurricane Ian floods homes, businesses and streets in Osceola CountyHurricane Ian was just offshore Thursday, but the coastal flooding and beach erosion will continue for the next few tide cycles. The Flagler Beach police chief said the pier will remain closed until further notice and that no current decision to repair or replace the pier has been made.wftv.com
Flagler dunes could face more erosion; city leaders monitor storm development
As Flagler Beach sees strong rip tides and big swells as a result of Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic, the city is preparing for possible dune erosion as a tropical depression moving through the Caribbean is on track toward Florida.
As Hurricane Hermine Gestates, King Tide Flooding Is More Immediate Concern in Flagler
But the more immediate local concern, says Jonathan Lord, Flagler County’s emergency management director, are the combination of the lingering effects of Hurricane Fiona, the king tide developing next week, and the significant rain expected ahead of Hurricane Hermine. If the highest-period tide coincides with Hermine’s proximity, flooding from storm surges becomes even more of a concern. The National Hurricane Center this morning opted to split the difference, which still has the hurricane striking Florida by mid-week. “It definitely means Flagler County is at risk of seeing tropical storm impacts or potentially even hurricane storm impacts in the middle of next week. In 2016, another hurricane named Hermine struck Florida, and was the first hurricane to do so in 11 years.flaglerlive.com
Former inmates, lifelong addicts stay sober for 1st time thanks to SMART program at Flagler jail
The many faces of 59-year-old Billy Doran are posted on the Volusia County Jail's website - the mugshots of his many arrests over the years, mostly for theft, mostly related to drugs. He's been arrested as many as 60 times in Volusia County and sent to prison seven times.
Water Main Breaks on South Central Ave. in Flagler Beach, Requiring Boil-Water Notice
A water main that serves residents and businesses on portions of the south-central area of Flagler Beach broke on Friday, requiring several days of repairs and a boil-water notice for affected residents and businesses next week. The water main broke in an area beneath the southeast corner of 6th Street and South Central Avenue. The main serves residents and businesses on South Central between South 5th and 7th streets, and on South 6th Street and South 7th Street between South Central and State Road A1A. On Monday, the section of South Central Avenue South 6th and 7th Street will be closed for all but local traffic. “This event highlights the importance of City investment in our underground infrastructure, which is truly the bones of our City,” City Manager William Whitson, who is partial to skeletal metaphors, especially when they involve catacombs, said today in the release.flaglerlive.com
Titanic Erosion in Flagler Beach Uncovers an Anchor from Another Century, and Mottle of Secrets
It’s not exactly a silver lining in the nearly colossal loss of sand and dunes north of the Flagler Beach pier in the last few weeks. So you can’t necessarily say that an 18th century anchor wasn’t used in the 19th century, because you cut and go in a storm. The sand erosion, if this is happening fairly quickly, that could also move it. The team took time away from the grants to analyze the Flagler Beach fine. That wreck was exposed just like the anchor in Flagler Beach: by beach erosion, though in that case a powerful Nor’easter had ripped through beach.flaglerlive.com
Flagler, Volusia vaccine appointments rescheduled after winter storm impacts shipments
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Gov. Flagler County is just one of the local health departments rescheduling appointments this week. No second doses have been rescheduled yet. Sark said those are for second doses and are rescheduled right now for Tuesday and Saturday of next week. In the meantime, the county is waiting to hear from the state if the Moderna vaccines will definitely be here or there could be more rescheduling.
Hungry manatee munches on flooded Florida yard
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. – While the extra rain and flooding Tropical Storm Eta brought to the state has many Floridians irked, the wildlife is absolutely loving it. The caption from the footage blames high tide and Tropical Storm Eta for the water woes. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said tropical storms, hurricanes and other wild weather can pose some problems for manatees. “Manatees can become stranded or trapped during and after a hurricane or tropical storm. Anyone who encounters a stranded, trapped, injured or dead manatee can call FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.
Woman used puppy scheme to steal thousands from Flagler Beach residents, police say
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. – A woman in Flagler Beach is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from residents who believed they were paying her for a down payment on a puppy, according to police. Flagler Beach police said at least five victims have reported being scammed by Carissa Marie Sarno, who they say they either made made partial or full payments to because they believed they were buying a puppy from her. Police said once the victims paid Sarno, she would stop talking to them. This suspect preyed on her victims by taking their money and their hopes of owning a loveable puppy," Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney said. “We’d like to thank the public for their valuable assistance on this case via our Facebook page," Doughney said.
Waterspout located off of Flagler Beach
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. A waterspout was located off of Flagler Beach on Tuesday, News 6 viewer Bob Barrows took a photo and video of the funnel. News 6 Chief Meteorologist Tom Sorrells said no warnings or watches were in place at the time of the waterspout. Sorrells said the waterspout stayed in the water and did not come ashore. Storms were moving across Central Florida at the time of the waterspout, according to Sorrells. Flagler County will see a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Flagler Beach police announce Masks for Motorists Safety Campaign
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. Some drivers stopped for speeding along a stretch of A1A in Flagler County will be given something instead of a ticket. The Flagler Beach Police Department is teaming up with the Department of Health for a new safety campaign called Masks for Motorists.Officers will be patrolling an area of A1A that recently saw a change in the posted speed limit. When a driver is stopped, police say instead of receiving a ticket, they will be given a written warning and a pack of cloth face masks. Police say the goal of the campaign is to educate drivers on the new speed limits while also providing support during the pandemic. The campaign runs through Aug. 31.
Flagler County offering more COVID-19 testing opportunities throughout July
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. Given the demand, Flagler County is offering additional COVID-19 testing opportunities at four different locations throughout the month of July. Appointments are not necessary at the drive-thru and walk-up sites and results should be available within 10 days. Patients will receive free cotton face masks while supplies last. In addition, the Flagler County Community testing at Daytona State Colleges Flagler Campus will continue to operate. Appointements for that site can be made by calling 386-313-4200.