ALERT FROM BREVARD COUNTY
Now Is Not The Time To Pile Up Yard Waste; Storm Preps an Ongoing task-
DO NOT PILE TRIMMINGS IN CURB in Cocoa Beach
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – While monitoring developments of Hurricane Matthew, Brevard County Emergency Management reminds residents that now is not the time to pile lawn debris, tree limbs and other types of yard waste at the curb.
Residents should avoid piling tree limbs up at the curb when it’s too late for waste collection to occur. This helps avoid the problem of debris becoming airborne or getting into storm drains and blocking the free flow of runoff.
Residents often wait until storm warnings have been issued to tend to overgrowth and potential storm damage that might result from limbs falling onto their property or homes. As routine preparation for hurricane season, property owners are advised to visually inspect their home and property and to make any repairs necessary. Check the roof for loose shingles; the gutters and drains to ensure proper drainage; and the trees for loose branches.
Now is a good time to store and batten down lawn furniture or other lawn items that might blow around or become potential projectiles in high winds.
City of Coca Beach staff is in high gear preparing for Hurricane Matthew. There is a protocol and it is being followed.
More updates to follow.