DORIAN UPDATE: Orlando Melbourne International Airport Terminal Closure Pushed Back to Monday at 6 p.m.

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closure was originally set at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday

The planned closure of Orlando Melbourne International Airport’s Terminal has been pushed back to 6 p.m. on Monday. The closure will affect all airline, rental car and parking operations until Hurricane Dorian has passed.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The planned closure of Orlando Melbourne International Airport’s Terminal has been pushed back to 6 p.m. on Monday. 

The closure will affect all airline, rental car and parking operations until Hurricane Dorian has passed.

“Airport officials continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian and are working with the airlines to continue commercial operations until weather no longer permits safe operations,” said Melbourne International Airport spokesperson Rob Himmler.

“The airfield will remain open for emergency relief until the weather no longer permits safe operations.”

Himler said for more information on specific flights, passengers need to contact their airline directly.

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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 11 a.m. Saturday. The National Hurricane Center reported at 11 a.m. Saturday that Hurricane Dorian’s forecast path has shifted east away from Brevard County, and now predicts the center of the storm will strike the Carolinas, or perhaps head east back into the Atlantic.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The National Hurrican Center reported at 11 a.m. Saturday that Hurricane Dorian’s forecast path has shifted east away from Brevard County, and now predicts the center of the storm will strike the Carolinas, or perhaps head east back into the Atlantic.

Hurricane Dorian’s wind speed has increased to 150 miles per hour at 11 a.m. Saturday and are expected to strengthen to 155 miles per hour.

The National Hurricane Center said that Dorian’s intensity strengthened Friday into a Category 4 hurricane and is forecast Friday at 11 p.m. to hit the Brevard County coast packing 140 mph winds.

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.”

The National Hurricane Center reported at 11 a.m. Saturday that Hurricane Dorian’s forecast path has shifted east away from Brevard County, and now predicts the center of the storm will strike the Carolinas, or perhaps head east back into the Atlantic. (NHC image)

The following residents should START evacuating on Sunday, 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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