REPORT: More Than 6,100 Homes, Businesses Received Damage During Hurricane Irma’s Angry Trek Through Space Coast
By Space Coast Daily // September 15, 2017
SEVERAL CITIES YET TO REPORT IN
BREVARD COUNTY INTIAL DAMAGE ASSESMENT
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – More than 6,100 residential homes and businesses received damage during Hurricane Irma’s angry trek through the Space Coast, according to an initial damage report issued by Brevard County officials.
According to Brevard County Public Information Officer Don Walker, this report includes areas of unincorporated Brevard and most municipalities on the Space Coast. Cities yet to report in on damage stats are Palm Bay, Melbourne Village, Grant-Valkaria, Malabar and Cocoa.
According to the report, one single-family home, 34 multi-family homes, nine mobile homes and two businesses were destroyed.
Structures receiving major damage were 75 single-family homes, 31 multi-family homes, 31 mobile homes and 31 businesses.
More than 380 single-family homes received minor damage, along with 80 multi-family homes, 121 mobile homes and 110 businesses.
Homes and businesses receiving minor “affected” damage included 3,666 single-family homes, 499 multi-family housing units, 715 mobile homes and 307 businesses.
For comparison, only about 1,650 residential homes and businesses received damage by Hurricane Matthew last October, which jogged east into the Atlantic at the last minute, sparing major damage to the Space Coast.
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