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TROPICAL STORM INFORMATION FROM COCOA BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Tropical Storm Colin has prompted a Tropical Storm Warning for Central Florida including the City of Cocoa Beach.  A tropical storm warning indicates that sustained winds of 34 to 63 knots (39 to 73 mph or 63 to 118 km/hr) are expected somewhere within the specified area within 36 hours in association with a tropical, subtropical, or post-tropical cyclone.
While this does not mean that winds this high will be experienced in the City of Cocoa Beach, it is possible due to the path of the storm. Heavy rainfall with possible flooding will be the primary threat, with the most widespread coverage and greatest accumulations beginning Monday evening.  Sandbags are available at the Brevard County Sheriff’s work farm in Cocoa if needed.
There will be an increased risk for tornadoes across all of east central Florida, Sustained winds are not the primary threat; however, winds will become gusty Monday through the overnight hours. Gusts in heavier squalls could reach 40 to 50 mph in areas associated with stronger rain bands.

It is recommended to safeguard or remove lightweight objects around your home that may become airborne including lawn furniture, garbage cans, etc.  Avoid ocean swimming during this time due to rough surf conditions.

For additional information, monitor local news media and visit Brevard County’s Emergency Management website:

http://www.brevardcounty.us/emergencymanagement/preparedness


As more information becomes available the City will send out CBNNs. 

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