Latest updates from Volusia County on Hurricane Ian
[UPDATED OCTOBER 7th @4:30pm]
Days after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, New Smyrna Beach is open, even as cleanup continues in our five communities. We realize many of our partners and residents are dealing with the storm's aftermath. We are reaching out to local businesses individually and will continue to share information in our online channels.
Please know that we are available and here to assist with your travel needs. The New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau office is temporarily closed due to flooding, but you may reach us at (386) 428-1600 or via social media and website. You may also access our digital brochures and other travel resources in our Virtual Visitor Center.
Beaches and Coastal Areas
We have good news to share that our team has confirmed with Volusia County's Beach Safety today (Oct 7th): One-lane beach driving has reopened in New Smyrna Beach for some areas. However, cars are not allowed south of Flagler Avenue. Beach ramps open are Crawford, Beachway, and Flagler Avenue. Water activities are allowed. The rip risk is low today, and moderate surf. You can view our real-time beach cam on Flagler Avenue beach entrance here, and follow the Volusia County Beach Safety page for the latest information.
Parks & Trails
Access may be limited in boardwalks and other areas due to possible debris and damage from the storm surge in our beach entrances and coastal parks. You can find a full assessment of our parks here.
Vacation Rentals, Hotels & Other Accommodations
Although many of our properties did not sustain damages, if you have an upcoming reservation, we ask that you call your property ahead to ensure there have been no changes to your vacation plans and for information on the property's amenities.
Dining, Shopping & Attractions
Most of our dining establishments, shops, and art galleries have already reopened. You can check our Instagram Stories Highlight "After Ian" or Facebook Page, where our team will continue to post updates from local businesses.
- You can find multiple travel resources provided by VISIT FLORIDA: https://www.visitflorida.com/more/current-travel-safety-information/.
- Local hurricane preparedness resources and immediate releases on evacuation, shelters, and more are available below, with local press releases. This page will continue to be updated as the Volusia County Emergency Management office releases new information.
- You may also register to receive emergency alerts via AlertVolusia Public Safety App: https://www.volusia.org/.../emergency-management/alerts/.