Sheriff’s Hurricane Update: BCSO Rescues 42 People From Extreme Flooding

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Tonight, I am also very pleased and proud to share with you that earlier today the Sheriff’s Office rescued 42 residents in the Stratford Drive and Catalina Isles area of Cocoa due to extreme flooding. Our Deputies teamed up with Space Coast Area Transit to transport the citizens to local shelters where they could safely recover.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Hopefully everyone is safely recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma as recovery and cleanup efforts from the storm are now underway.

As an update I want to make everyone aware that there have been significant power outages across Brevard County and many of the traffic signals are still not operational, objects are obstructing roadways, and some streets are still impassable because of either debris or water.

As an added precaution I encourage you to please avoid traveling on our roadways unless absolutely necessary for your own safety and to allow public service and Public Safety agencies the ability to repair and restore safe conditions.

Also as a reminder, if you are driving and encounter an intersection without an operational signal, treat it as you would an intersection with a four-way stop. So essentially, each vehicle must come to a complete stop prior to safely proceeding.

Unfortunately, the Indian River Bridge on State Road 405 is currently closed however all other bridges and Causeways are open for travel.
If you are not already aware there is a boil water alert for all customers who are serviced by the City of Cocoa Utilities Department. Please continue to monitor instructions for the “boil water notice” until given the all clear.

For more information on safety issues, citizens are urged to check with the Brevard Emergency Management at their webpage, www.brevardfl.gov or on Facebook.

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Sheriff’s Hurricane Update: BCSO Rescues 42 People From Extreme Flooding

Tonight, I am also very pleased and proud to share with you that earlier today the Sheriff’s Office rescued 42 residents in the Stratford Drive and Catalina Isles area of Cocoa due to extreme flooding. Our Deputies teamed up with Space Coast Area Transit to transport the citizens to local shelters where they could safely recover.

As this is our last Hurricane Irma update I want to personally thank everyone for their preparation and patience in dealing with this critical incident.

Situations like the last several days are often hectic and stressful for a community, but here in Brevard our citizens partnered with us to help keep everyone safe and to make sure that our community was ready to embrace this storm. And as if that were not enough, throughout the entire event countless citizens stopped to offer food, drinks and their prayers for our team members.

On behalf of our entire agency thank you for being our partners and for all of your amazing support!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.

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