TORNADO WARNING ISSUED FOR BREVARD COUNTY UNTIL 6:45 P.M. SUNDAY
By Space Coast Daily // September 10, 2017
Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed
SPACE COAST DAILY TV STORM COVERAGE Alan Zlotorzynski was live with Palm Bay resident Libby Lee, whose trailer was damaged by the tornado blasted the Palm Bay Estates mobile park.
SPACE COAST DAILY TV STORM COVERAGE Alan Zlotorzynski was live in Palm Bay where a tornado destroyed mobile homes on Indian River Drive at Palm Bay Estates mobile park.
Winds in Brevard are expected to be about 50 miles per hour, with gusts up to 65 mph.
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Tornado Warning for Southeastern Brevard County until 6:45 p.m.
At 5:52 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Sebastian Inlet, moving northwest at 60 mph.
HAZARD…Tornado. SOURCE…Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT…Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter.
Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. * Locations impacted include… Palm Bay, Melbourne, Rockledge, Cocoa and Cocoa Beach.
The storm will hit the Tampa Bay area by early Monday morning. According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, winds in Brevard are expected to be about 50 mile per hour, with gusts up to 65 mph.
Irma should then move inland over northern Florida and southwestern Georgia Monday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph with higher gusts.
Irma is a CAT 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
While weakening is forecast, Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane while it moves through the west coast of Florida. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 220 miles.