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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- So what is a working gal supposed to do on Labor Day? Well, work silly.
Just ask Marion Free, dining room manager at Ruthy's restaurant.
"It's just like every other day," said Free, one of two waitresses serving the customers at the bustling restaurant on West Canal Street. "I'm just not going fishing like everyone else."
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Mayor Sally Mackay is keeping her fingers crossed that flooding will be kept to a minimum and that the beach holds up as Tropical Storm Fay lumbers this way, about 15 miles south of New Smyrna Beach as it makes its expected northwest path to the Florida Panhandle.
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Inside the cozy confines of Denny's restaurant on State Road 44, Robert "Chip" Higgins wasn't impressed by what he saw of Tropical Storm Fay just before 2 this morning as wind gusts of up to 40 mph and precipitation picked up outside.
"I think it's going to rain a bit and that's it," said the 29-year-old server from Edgewater as he waited on a handful of patrons. "I think it's been overblown by the media. Hey, good pun."
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Mayor Sally Mackay was keeping her fingers crossed just before midnight Tuesday that Tropical Storm Fay would not come back ashore any where near Southeast Volusia.
As of midnight, Fay was centered over Melbourne and headed in northeast direction at 7 mph slightly over the ocean with a chance of coming ashore right here in the next 24 hours.
Parents and guardians were notified an hour ago through the Volusia school district call system that Volusia County schools will remain closed on Wednesday. That includes all school activities, events and extended day programs are also canceled for Wednesday.
District administrative offices will be closed. Only designated emergency employees are to report for work.
other than normal. Public Works has all its pumps out ready and they are strategically placed in areas of town where flooding might be expected."