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Initial figures released by the Volusia County Property Appraiser’s Office show the county suffered relatively scant damage from the winds and waves of Hurricane Dorian.

Volusia County sustained property losses now amounting to $469,514, according to the agency, whose staffers have checked for damage in the wake of the storm. About two-thirds of that number, some $307,000, comes from Ormond Beach. By contrast, DeLand sustained a rather modest amount of damage, $8,023, the official figures note.

Dorian’s destructive force upon Volusia was much less than what the county experienced as a result of Hurricane Matthew, which wrought $514,446,125 worth of damage in October 2016, and Hurricane Irma, which inflicted damage of $371,081,083 in September 2017.

— Al Everson


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