SPACE COAST DAILY STORM UPDATE: At 5 a.m., Hurricane Irma is CAT 1, 87 Percent of Brevard County Without Power

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87 percent of Brevard County is without power

At 5 a.m., Hurricane Irma is a CAT 1 and weakening faster than expected as it advances northwest through Central Florida. A Hurricane, Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Warnings are still in effect. (NHC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – At 5 a.m., Hurricane Irma is a CAT 1 and weakening faster than expected as it advances northwest through Central Florida.

A Hurricane, Tropical Storm and Storm Surge Warnings are still in effect.

At 5 a.m., Irma is 35 miles east of Cedar Key, packing 70-75 mph sustained winds, and moving north-northwest at about16 mph.

In Florida, more than 3.5 million homes and businesses have lost power.

FPL reports as of 4 a.m., approximately 87 percent of Brevard County is without power. Please remember to keep your generator outside to avoid fatal carbon monoxide fumes.

“As the day dawns across east central Florida, residents and visitors can expect to awaken to the sobering sight of widespread wind damage, which will be extensive in some areas,” said officials at the National Weather Service in Melbourne.

“The sheer magnitude of power outages across Florida is likely to be historical.”

Please be advised if you are a Cocoa Utility customer that a precautionary boil water notice has been issued.

At  5:26 a.m. customers can expect low to no pressure throughout the system. As soon as crews are safely able to get out and assess the multiple breaks experienced from Hurricane Irma, we will be able to get to these issues.

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