VIDEO: Hurricane Irma’s Tropical Storm Force Winds Will Continue To Impact Space Coast Until Monday Afternoon
By Space Coast Daily // September 11, 2017
SEE STORM DAMAGE AROUND BREVARD
SPACE COAST DAILY TV STORM COVERAGE: Space Coast Daily is live on US 1 where 2 cars were trapped and pushed out of high waters. Space Coast Daily is are out and about with early damage report assessments and information you need to know.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Hurricane Irma’s tropical storm force winds will continue to impact the Space Coast with sustained winds of 35 to 45 mph, with gusts of 55 mph, until about noon Monday.
According to the National Weather Service in Melbourne, wind speeds will will then drop in the early afternoon to 25 to 30 mph this afternoon. The highest recorded wind gust Sunday night on the Space Coast was 90 mph in Cape Canaveral.
In Florida, more than 3.5 million homes and businesses have lost power.
FPL reported early Monday morning that approximately 87 percent of Brevard County is without power. Please remember to keep your generator outside to avoid fatal carbon monoxide fumes.
“As the day dawns across east central Florida, residents and visitors can expect to awaken to the sobering sight of widespread wind damage, which will be extensive in some areas,” said officials at the National Weather Service in Melbourne.
“The sheer magnitude of power outages across Florida is likely to be historical.”
Please be advised if you are a Cocoa Utility customer that a precautionary boil water notice has been issued.
At 5:26 a.m. customers can expect low to no pressure throughout the system. As soon as crews are safely able to get out and assess the multiple breaks experienced from Hurricane Irma, we will be able to get to these issues.