Hurricane Irma damage in Daytona Beach: Tourist favorite meets Atlantic's largest storm


Volusia County, Florida, residents on Monday morning awoke to toppled trees, downed power lines, flooded streets and damaged property.

>> Watch the news report here

Hurricane Irma brought howling winds and pounding rains to the county.

>> On WFTV.com: PHOTOS: Hurricane Irma damage in Volusia County

Officials urged residents to ascend to the highest floor of their homes. But for some, the rising water became too dangerous.

>> More Hurricane Irma coverage from WFTVAction News Jax and the Palm Beach Post

The Daytona Beach Fire Department said it had to evacuate people from flooded apartments along Beach Street.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said deputies rescued 14 people from the floodwaters.

>> Hurricane Irma damage: How to stay safe from tree, water damage in your home

The residents were taken to the city's Midtown Cultural and Education Center. No injuries were reported.

Elsewhere in the city, iconic attractions weren't spared from Irma's wrath.

>> PHOTOS: Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida, leaves damage behind

A large water slide at Daytona Lagoon, a popular water and amusement park, blew into an adjacent street.

Storm surge washed away beaches and left a Ponce Inlet boardwalk in ruins.

>> Read more trending news

The Daytona Beach Police Department said officers arrested a trio of burglars who were raiding a store.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said that he has no tolerance for looting. He said that the county would be under curfew from 10 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

>> Irma: Live updates

Daytona Beach firefighters housed at Station 1 said the kitchen ceiling caved in. They said the bays harboring the fire trucks were so heavily flooded that the vehicles had to be moved to prevent damage.

>> Watch Volusia County deputies rescue Hurricane Irma victims


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation World

’Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten shows off fancy $15,500 stove
’Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten shows off fancy $15,500 stove

“Barefoot Contessa” Ina Garten just took upgrading your appliances to a whole new level. >> Read more trending news  The Food Network star and celebrity chef took to social media last week to show off a new, stunning stove that she just added to the kitchen of her Manhattan apartment. “First day cooking on my new @lacanche_us...
Man wanted in Cincinnati for climbing in unlocked window, assaulting woman
Man wanted in Cincinnati for climbing in unlocked window, assaulting woman

Cincinnati authorities are searching for a man with distinctive tattoos covering his face and neck, who is accused of climbing through an unlocked house window and assaulting a woman. >> Read more trending news  Michael Mann, 34, is wanted for aggravated burglary and domestic violence. According to police reports, Mann entered the woman's...
Man with tattooed face wanted for climbing in unlocked window, assaulting woman
Man with tattooed face wanted for climbing in unlocked window, assaulting woman

Ohio authorities are searching for a man with distinctive tattoos covering his face and neck, who is  accused of climbing through an unlocked window at a Cincinnati home and assaulting a woman. >> Read more trending news  Michael Mann, 34, is wanted for aggravated burglary and domestic violence. According to police reports...
Champaign County graduate dies in Montgomery County Jail
Champaign County graduate dies in Montgomery County Jail

An inmate who died while being held at the Montgomery County Jail was a Graham High School graduate, family members said. Dillon Abplanalp, 28, was found unresponsive in his cell at the jail early Monday morning, following what is believed to be a medical emergency. » RELATED: Police: Man who died in jail arrested with 38 syringes, stolen gun...
Want a better memory and a happier life? Eat more curry, study says
Want a better memory and a happier life? Eat more curry, study says

Want to improve your memory and live a happier life? Try adding more curry to your diet, a new report suggests.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles recently conducted an experiment, published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, to determine how curcumin, the chemical...
More Stories