HURRICANE: Port Orange Councilman Bob Ford incensed sandbags are not being made available to some city residents

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- With Irma packing winds of 185 mph on a collision course with the Sunshine State this weekend, City Councilman Bob Ford is incensed that one area of the city is not able to get sandbags.

"My apologies to the Eastside residents of Port Orange -- no sandbags distribution on our side of the City," Ford wrote on his Facebook page. "Have complained to City Management. No action yet, but will continue to argue for it. The area most likely to have high water is the Eastside -- so it makes no sense not to provide sandbags in this area."

"My apologies to the Eastside residents of Port Orange -- no sandbags distribution on our side of the City," Ford wrote on his Facebook page.

"Have complained to City Management. No action yet, but will continue to argue for it. The area most likely to have high water is the Eastside -- so it makes no sense not to provide sandbags in this area."

Ted Noftall, a citizen watchdog, who twice has run for mayor, responded to Ford's post: "Sounds like just another SNAFU to me."

Messages left with City Manager Jake Johansson by Headline Surfer have gone unanswered.

 

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.