Hurricane Matthew Rolls Through Brevard County, Over 146,000 Without Power Across Brevard

By  //  October 7, 2016

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Deputies have began returning to roads, as has Brevard County Fire Rescue and both are responding to calls south of 520 in Cocoa.

146,750 residents in Brevard County have reportedly lost power.

Flood warning is still in effect for North Brevard County until 11:30 a.m.

Cocoa Police have reported flooding on S. River Road that is not passable and multiple power lines down with debris in the roadways.

Traffic signals are out.

National Weather Service reported 107 mph wind gust at the USAF tower network in North Brevard County.

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Palm Bay Police are advising motorists to stay off the roads until an all clear has been given. Here is a statement from Palm Bay Police:

“Please stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. Roads are to remain clear while emergency personnel move throughout city and damage assessment is performed. An advisory will be released when all clear has been given.”

The causeways are still closed until further notice pending inspection by Florida Department of Transportation.

FDOT inspectors are expected to arrive around 1:30pm Eastern. At that point, they will begin a careful examination of each causeway before determining if it will be safe to cross. Residents will not be allowed back into the barrier islands until the inspections are complete and the local area is determined to be safe.

This is a developing story, stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for updates

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