Hurricane Matthew Eyewall Projected To Pass Within 53 Miles From Brevard County Coast
By Space Coast Daily // October 4, 2016
Hurricane force winds extend 40 miles
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – The most recent update for Hurricane Matthew from the National Hurricane Center shows the storm’s eyewall passing within approximately 53 miles from the Brevard County coast late Thursday evening, into the early morning hours on Friday.
It should be noted that these times can change hourly as the storm shifts or picks up speed.
Hurricane force winds extend 40 miles and tropical storm force winds 185 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 4 p.m. and peak winds (55 mph) around 11 p.m.
Current total duration of tropical storm force winds is eight hours but this may change as the storm comes closer.
Due to forecasted high winds and rough surf, residents and visitors are encouraged to avoid swimming in the ocean or other waterways.
Lightweight objects that may become airborne such as flags, garbage cans, and lawn furniture should be secured to avoid loss or damage.
No evacuation orders have been issued Brevard County at this time, and the next emergency management meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning.
Residents and business owners are encouraged to prepare themselves for the approaching storm.
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