Brevard Causeways Do Not Close Prior To Storms, But Become Unsafe When Winds Exceed 45 MPH
By Hurricane Irma Updates // September 10, 2017
after hurricane passes, authorities close bridges for a safety inspection before allowing traffic
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Daily Weather Center has receive numerous inquiries over the last 24 hours in regard to access to Brevard County causeways and other local government procedures before and after hurricane events.
Some of the most often asked questions are:
• Causeways do not close prior to storms. However, be aware that if winds exceed 45 miles per hour it becomes unsafe. Once the hurricane passes, Florida Department of Transportation officials then close the bridges for a safety inspection before allowing traffic.
• Water will not be turned off, unless there is a pipe break. However, note the water pressure may be low.
• The power will not be turned off by Florida Power and Light.
• Reclaimed water will be turned off in some municipalities. Check with your local city officials for clarification.
• It is illegal to take sand from the beach for sandbags.
• After 3 p.m., waste pick up will cease until further notice. Do not put anymore debris out at the street/curb.
• Brevard County schools, area colleges and Brevard County non-essential government offices will be closed on Monday, September 11.