Local News for Port Orange, Florida


Drought index rises, water levels drop

The local fire threat is rising following a month-long dry spell that has turned lawns brown and reduced water levels throughout Volusia County. “The last time we had significant rain was on February 26,” noted Tom Carey, Volusia County’s pollution control manager. “We have only received .05 inches in March, a month when we normally READ MORE.

The great outdoors still beckons

“We still all need to get outdoors, get some exercise and enjoy nature, and still be heeding all those ‘social distancing’ warnings’,” said Roger Fulton, Port Orange resident and master naturalist and author. “Snakes, gators and bears don’t carry the… Read the rest of the article on hometownnewsvolusia.com READ MORE.