Hurricane Matthew Update: Mandatory Evacuation Barrier Islands
By Space Coast Daily // October 4, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Cocoa Beach Fire Chief Ryan Duckworth, after meeting with Brevard County Emergency Management, reported that there will be a mandatory evacuation of the barrier islands starting Wednesday, October 5 at 3 p.m.
Additionally, County EOC will be at Level 1 (full) activation starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning and all county shelters will be opening.
The latest update from the National Hurricane Center, as of 8 p.m., shows Hurricane Matthew continues to slightly drift west in the forecast.
Projections show hurricane conditions in Brevard will be felt by late Thursday evening, with tropical storm conditions possible by early Thursday.
According to NHC, the combination of a dangerous storm surge and large and destructive waves could raise water levels by as much as 3 to 5 ft above normal tide levels from North Palm Beach to the Voluia Brevard county line.
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