Hurricane Warning – Mandatory Evacuations Ordered- NO Fire Or Emergency Service after 7:00pm
The most recent update for Hurricane Matthew from the National Hurricane Center shows a direct hit in
the City of Cocoa Beach Friday morning into the afternoon hours. It should be noted that these times can change hourly as the storm shifts or picks up speed. Hurricane force winds extend 60 miles and tropical storm force winds 160 miles from the eyewall of the storm. Current wind predictions from the National Hurricane Center show the arrival of tropical storm force winds (39 mph) in Brevard County on Thursday at approximately between 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. and peak winds (140 mph) around 9:00 a.m. Friday. Current total duration of tropical storm force winds is 27 hours but this may change as the storm comes closer.
A mandatory evacuation order is in effect for the City of Cocoa Beach and other barrier islands, including Merritt Island as well as low-lying areas and mobile homes. Heavy damage, high wind and rain, beach erosion, and flooding are expected.
Residents and business owners are under a mandatory evacuation order beginning at Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. It is highly recommended to leave the area prior to the arrival of tropical storm force winds. If you need assistance with hurricane planning, please visit http://www.brevardcounty.us/EmergencyManagement/Preparedness
or call 211 for emergency assistance.
AlertBrevard emergency notification access is also available at the Brevard County EM site. Residents are encouraged to register for critical notifications.
Brevard County Fire Rescue is moving all beachside Advanced Life Support units off the barrier islands including Cocoa Beach at 7:00 p.m. Fire and Emergency services will cease operations at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 06, 2016