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Posted on: September 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Storm Updates

Storm Updates

CONSERVE WATER! DO NOT FLUSH OR USE WATER

State Road 520 Reopens

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) assessed State Road 520.

Their assessment found SR 520 to be safe and it has reopened.

Travel with caution as there is road debris on the roadways.

Stay Informed

The City is working with Brevard County Emergency Management to keep residents and visitors safe during the storm. Stay updated by following the City on  Facebook Twitter, and  CBNN's. The City will continue to put updates on the City website as information comes availableYou can get emergency alerts from Brevard County Emergency management to your cell phone. Text BREVARDEOC to 888777.

Brevard County Emergency Management Facebook

Brevard County Emergency Management Twitter

The City EOC has been activated and is in full force. Rain and Wind is expected thru the the next 24 to 48 hours. Visit our Facebook and Twitter for information. 

  • Facebook - City of Cocoa Beach - Government 
  • Twitter - @CocoaBeach_City 

Updated 9/29/22, 2:42 pm

Public Safety Operations

We are monitoring conditions and have shut down Public Safety operations for 45 mph winds.

We will continue monitoring conditions and reinstate services when conditions are favorable.



Updated 9/29/22, 1:33 AM

Public Safety Operations

We are monitoring conditions and have shut down Public Safety operations for 45 mph winds. We will continue monitoring conditions and reinstate services when conditions are favorable.

Preliminary Updates

Power Outages 
 
The City is aware of the power outages. We have notified FPL of the outages. Please be patient as FPL is working diligently to restore power as fast as possible. Go to the FPL website for updated information https://www.fpl.com/storm.html .

Traffic Lights 

The City is aware of traffic lights being out. Please treat the lights as a four way stop. 


N. Atlantic @ St. Lucie
N. Atlantic @ Royal Way
 Minutemen @ N. Brevard
 Minutemen @ Orlando
 Minutemen @ Atlantic
N. Atlantic @ Holiday

Please report any additional traffic light outages to the non-emergency phone at
 321-868-3251.  


Flash Flood Warning

Brevard is under a flash flood warning until 4 am.

  • Please stay off the roads
  • Avoid walking flood waters

Updated 9/28/22, 2:05 PM

City Commission Special Meeting 09/27/2022

City Commission met 09/27/2022 approved State of Emergency Proclamation for Hurricane Ian.


State of Emergency


Citywide Flooding

City of Cocoa Beach is experiencing localized flooding. The City is experience flooding along SR 520, Bicentennial Park, Belt Road and various other city side streets and roadways. 
As the storm continues to push forward, the roads will continue to deteriorate and worsen as we receive additional rain fall. 
Please stay off the roadways and shelter in place. 
For the safety of our our Police Officers and Fire Fighters if the winds reach 45 mph sustain, with the additional rain fall, Public Safety services will cease until conditions are favorable for the Public Safety personnel

City Hall Closure

City Hall will be closed Wednesday thru Friday. If you need assistance with City Hall staff visit the City of Cocoa Beach website. http://www.cityofcocoabeach.comIf any changes will occur we will notify residents via CBNN, Facebook and Twitter. 

Updated 9/27/22, 11:40 am

Help Prevent Sewer Overflows in your Home and Neighborhood


Update - 9/28/22 - Water Levels are extremely high. City is asking all residents to reduce water usage.  Reuse has been turned off to reduce the usage of sprinklers.


With Hurricane Ian approaching the Florida Peninsula, forecasters are predicting a high level of rainfall within City Limits.  The Water Reclamation Department is encouraging residents to help minimize the impact the rainfall may incur on the Sewer System. 

Here are a few things our residents and business owners can do to help minimize impacts of sanitary sewer overflows or backups.

     1. Limit Water Consumption to the greatest extent possible.

  •  Perform Laundry duties today and tomorrow to minimize water usage during and after the storm event.
  • Begin using single service utensils (paper plates, paper cups, disposable cutlery) to minimize washing dishes.
  • Reduced shower times and turning off water while brushing teeth, washing hands, or shaving will minimize water into the sewer system

2.  Make sure your home or business has a sewer cleanout cap intact so storm water can’t enter the sewer laterals. 

3Never flush these items down the toilet

  •  Feminine hygiene products
  • Baby Wipes/Wet Wipes/Cleaning Pads /Diapers
  • Dental Floss
  • Q-tips/Cotton Balls
  • Paper Towels/Tissues
  • Hair
  • Cigarette butts
  • Kitty Litter

When flushed down the toilet, these items bind together and may cause sewage backups in homes, manhole overflows and failures at sewage pumping stations, costing thousands of dollars to repair.Only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed. Even though some products such as wipes and baby diapers may claim to be flushable, they are not.The City appreciates the help from residents and business owners alike to help minimize the effects this storm may have on our Sewer System and the Environment.


Updated 9/27/22, 10:00 am

Brevard Public Schools Update

HURRICANE IAN: BPS CLOSES WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

All Brevard Public Schools and District offices will be closed beginning Wednesday morning September 28th through Thursday night September 29th due to Hurricane Ian.

All school activities, events, and programs for these two days are canceled. At this time, no decision has been made regarding school on Friday, September 30th.

Updates will be posted on the district website, social media platforms and sent in email to BPS families.


Updated 9/26/22, 4:22 PM

City Commission Special Meeting

September 27, 2022 at 9:00 am 
Cocoa Beach Country Club

Agenda

The meeting will be live on the  City of Cocoa Beach - Government YouTube Channel.

Purpose of the meeting:

Approve the State of Emergency Proclamation - for Hurricane Ian - A Proclamation of the City of Cocoa Beach, Florida, declaring a State of local emergency due to the approach of Hurricane Ian; providing the City with powers, including, but not limited to those pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 252, and City Code Chapter 8.5; providing for penalties for violations; providing for conflicts, severability, and for an effective date and a termination date
Representative: City Commission
Recommendation:  Approve

City Sand Distribution

The City has secured sand for Cocoa Beach Residents. The sand is located at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. Staff will direct residents toward the path for sand.

Monday - till 5:00 pm 
Tuesday - 8: 00 am to 5:00 pm 
Wednesday - TBD

  • There will be ONLY 10 bags per vehicle.
  • Bring your own bags
    • You can purchase bags at Ace Hardware or any other home improvement store
  • Shovel

DO NOT fill sandbags with sand from the beach.

Storm Prep

As we continue to track Ian, we want to remind residents that this is not the time for trimming trees. If you have yard waste or trimmings that are waiting to be collected, please keep them away from storm drains and ditches. If debris is washed into storm drains by heavy rain, this can cause flooding.

Also look at other items in your yard that could becoming a potential hazard to you or your neighbor. 

Look for items such as:

  • Unsecured chairs, tables, etc.
  • Yard Ornaments
  • Signage

Causeways

As a reminder, causeways do NOT close prior to a storm. Residents are provided every opportunity to evacuate. 

After the storm causeways will close until they are inspected for safety by the Florida Department of Transportation. 

Update from WM

Waste Management has engaged its Hurricane Preparedness Protocol and is closely watching Hurricane Ian.

Residents are encouraged at this time to visit the storm website for real-time updates regarding collection before, during, and after the storm: wmfloridastorm.com

Stay Informed

The City is working with Brevard County Emergency Management to keep residents and visitors safe during the storm. Stay updated by following the City on  Facebook Twitter, and  CBNN's. The City will continue to put updates on the City website as information comes availableYou can get emergency alerts from Brevard County Emergency management to your cell phone. Text BREVARDEOC to 888777.


Updated 9/24/22, 4:40 PM

Staff is monitoring the storm closely along with  Brevard County Emergency Management. If you are getting a kit together today in preparation, Brevard Emergency Management has put together an extensive list of suggestions. Check out their list on the Preparing for an Emergency Step 2: Build a Kit Page.

Update: 9/24/22, 1:34 PM

As a reminder, sandbags can be purchased at home improvement stores and filled with dirt from your property. Do not fill sandbags with sand from the beach.

Saturday 9/24/22 Mitchell Ellington Park location will be open till 6 pm.

Sunday 9/25 Sandbag Distribution open 8am-6pm:

  • Mitchell Ellington Park, 577 Hall Road, Merritt Island, FL, 32953
  • Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL. 32935. Enter using south access from Parkway Dr.
  • Eastern Florida State College, 250 Community College Parkway SE, Palm Bay, FL., 32909
  • Chain of Lakes, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, Titusville, FL., 32796

Brevard EOC Release

Updated: 9/24/22

Follow Cocoa Beach on Twitter and Facebook for up to date information.

Brevard Emergency Operations Center has announced sandbag distribution location at Mitchell Ellingtone Park in Merritt Island opening on Saturday, 9/24 at 8 am. Additional locations in north, central, and south Brevard will be announced Saturday afternoon and open Sunday. Full Statement - loom.ly/rEQkexI




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