Florida Fish And Wildlife Urges Extreme Caution On Waterways Following Hurricane Matthew

By  //  October 9, 2016

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One board can cause major damage or injury

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Many piers were damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Matthew’s trek up the east coast. Planks from those piers and many other objects are still floating in Brevard County waterways (Space Coast Daily image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is currently in the process of inspecting area waterways for hazards in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

We encourage all boaters to use extreme caution when navigating area waters due to potential damaged navigation markers and aids to navigation, or debris in the waterway.

Please report any hazards in the waterway or damage to navigation markers to FWC at 1-888-404-3922.

Debris fields were still spotted today on Brevardr County waterways and will be there for day and possibly weeks to come.

One board from a pier can cause thousands of dollars of damage to a boat, injury or even death.

Cellular phone users may call *FWC.

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Debris fields like this one on the Indian River are a very common sight on Brevard County Waterways. (Space Coast Daily image)

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