City of Melbourne Sandbag Distribution Will Continue Sunday at Club 52/Greyhound Park

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distribution will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until the supply of sandbags is gone

The City of Melbourne will continue distributing sandbags on Sunday at Club 52/Greyhound Park, located at 1100 N. Wickham Road. The distribution will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until the supply of sandbags is gone.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The City of Melbourne will continue distributing sandbags on Sunday at Club 52/Greyhound Park, located at 1100 N. Wickham Road.

The distribution will begin at 8 a.m. and will continue until the supply of sandbags is gone.

Proof of residency in the City of Melbourne is required. You must live within the city limits of the City of Melbourne to qualify for free sandbags.

Up to 10 filled sandbags per vehicle will be provided to those with proof that they reside within the city limits of Melbourne.

 Please use the entrance to the American Muscle Car Museum on Sarno Road west of Wickham Road.

STAY TUNED TO SPACE COAST DAILY FOR UPDATES

SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE UPDATE: Space Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses the latest advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on Hurricane Dorian as of 5 p.m. Saturday. The storm’s projected track remained out to sea, in the 5 p.m. advisory for the National Hurricane Center but Brevard County could experience at least tropical-force and possibly hurricane-force winds.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The National Hurrican Center reported at 5 p.m. Saturday that Hurricane Dorian’s forecast path has shifted away from Brevard County, and now predicts the center of the storm will strike the Carolinas, or perhaps head east back into the Atlantic.

A tropical storm watch was issued late Saturday afternoon from Deerfield Beach north to Sebastian Inlet.

The storm’s projected track remained out to sea, in the 5 p.m. advisory for the National Hurricane Center but Brevard County could experience at least tropical-force and possibly hurricane-force winds.

“Since Dorian is forecast to slow down and turn northward as it approaches the coast, life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force winds are still possible along portions of the Florida east coast by the early to middle part of next week,” said Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center.

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Hurricane Dorian’s wind speed remains 150 miles per hour at 5 p.m. Saturday and is expected to strengthen to 155 miles per hour.

Brevard County residents need to stay vigilant even though, after being all over the map the last several days, the “spaghetti models” that predict possible storm paths now almost all predict no landfall in Florida.

In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, and due to the uncertainty of the path of devastating winds and storm surge, a mandatory evacuation order has been issued for parts of Brevard County.

“Although the path of Dorian has shifted, the entire East Coast is still vulnerable to significant impacts,” said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. “Residents in East Coast counties should continue to monitor local reports and stay vigilant.”

HURRICANE DORIAN’s projected track remained out to sea, in the 5 p.m. advisory for the National Hurricane Center but Brevard County could experience at least tropical-force and possibly hurricane-force winds.

The following residents should begin evacuating on Monday, September 1 at 8 a.m.:

• Those who live on the barrier islands, including areas from Kennedy Space Center south to the south beaches, and Merritt Island,
• Those in mobile homes or manufactured housing,
• Those in low-lying, flood-prone areas,
• Those with special medical needs such as electrical dependence.

To determine whether an address is located in an evacuation zone, CLICK HERE to plug in the address at the search engine in the upper left-hand corner.

Shelter details are still being finalized and will be announced on Sunday, September 1.

Public shelters will be made available for the general population, families wishing to bring their pets and those with special medical needs.

Information can be obtained from @BrevardEOC on Twitter, Brevard County Emergency Management on Facebook, www.embrevard.com, by texting BrevardEOC to 888777, or by calling 2-1-1.

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SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE: Watch the press conference held at Brevard County Emergency Management headquarters Thursday afternoon about Hurrican Dorian featuring Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Congressman Bill Posey, BPS Vice-Chair Matthew Susin, State Representative Randy Fine, Brevard County Commission Chair Kristine Isnardi, Rep. Thad Altman and Sen. Debbie Mayfield.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-189, declaring a state of emergency for counties in the path of Hurricane Dorian.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is urging residents to stockpile a week’s worth of food and supplies and said the state has 819,000 gallons of water and 1.8 million meals ready for distribution.

“It’s important for Floridians on the East Coast to monitor this storm closely,” said DeSantis.

“Every Florida resident should have seven days of supplies, including food, water and medicine, and should have a plan in case of disaster. I will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian closely with emergency management officials. The state stands ready to support all counties along the coast as they prepare.”

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BREVARD COUNTY WEATHER FORECAST

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 79. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday: Tropical storm conditions possible. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

Sunday Night: Tropical storm conditions possible. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77.

Labor Day: Hurricane conditions possible. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: Hurricane conditions possible. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday: Hurricane conditions possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 86. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night: Hurricane conditions possible. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 87. Windy, with a south southwest wind around 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 76. Windy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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