Daytona Beach Shores residents return to condos deemed unsafe after Hurricanes Nicole, Ian

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. — About two dozen condos and hotels in Daytona Beach Shores deemed unsafe due to damage from Hurricanes Nicole and Ian are coming back online.


The Sunglow Resort condo on South Atlantic Ave. was one of those structures declared safe to re-enter Monday. It’s one of about seven buildings that have had those unsafe notices removed since Friday.

READ: Police investigating deadly shooting in Daytona Beach

Bob Brown rents a unit at the resort. He says he’s been out surveying the damage caused by both hurricanes.

“It’s devastating, absolutely devastating,” Brown said. “My wife was in tears.”

READ: Deputies investigating after man found dead in Deltona lake

Daytona Beach Shores officials removed the unsafe notice from the resort Monday morning. It had to hire a private structural engineer to check it out and submit a report to the city for approval.

It’s one of eight hotels, condos and motels that people can now return to after the storms.

READ: Homeowner, 6 dogs escape electrical house fire in Daytona Beach

“Hallelujah, we are happy,” Brown said. “...just happy to come back into it.”

The city expects more buildings to be cleared this week.

Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.