Health First Orders Evacuation of Cape Canaveral Hospital in Anticipation of Hurricane Dorian

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patients will be transferred Saturday

Due to the impending weather conditions expected from Hurricane Dorian, Health First is planning to evacuate patients from Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital. The majority of the hospital’s patients will be transferred Saturday, August 31.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Due to the impending weather conditions expected from Hurricane Dorian, Health First is planning to evacuate patients from Health First’s Cape Canaveral Hospital.

The majority of the hospital’s patients will be transferred Saturday, August 31.

“As we continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian, ensuring the safety and health of our patients, providers and associates is of utmost importance to us,” said Pat Guerry, System Vice President of Marketing & Communications.

“Cape Canaveral Hospital is located on a barrier island, and we believe the evacuation is necessary to ensure the safety of everyone at this location. Once the storm has passed, we will assess the site for any damage. Once it is cleared for safety, we will begin accepting new patients.”

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SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses Hurricane Dorian becoming a Category 3 Hurricane. Brevard County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, per an announcement from Brevard Public Schools on Friday.

Brevard County Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, per an announcement from Brevard Public Schools on Friday.

All after-school activities are also canceled.

BPS adds that it “will continue to work collaboratively with Brevard County Emergency Management Services (BCEMS) to monitor the storm’s progress.

The storm’s projected path continued to shift south with the 11 a.m. advisory, with the point of impact now centered on Palm Beach County with the latest forecast predicting top speeds of 140 miles per hour.

As of 11 a.m. Friday, Dorian has strengthened to a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.

Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane Friday and is on track to make landfall late Monday or early Tuesday, possibly as a Category 4.

Hurricane Dorian is expected to intensify into a Category 3 hurricane Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

According to the National Weather Service, Dorian could bring a triple-threat of dangers” to the state, including a “life-threatening storm surge, devastating hurricane-force winds and heavy rains.

Space Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses the latest advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on Hurricane Dorian as of 11 a.m. Friday. The storm’s projected path continued to shift south with the 11 a.m. advisory, with the point of impact now centered on Palm Beach County with the latest forecast predicting top speeds of 140 miles per hour. (NHC image)

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BREVARD COUNTY WEATHER FORECAST

On Friday, showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm, with skies mostly cloudy, and a high near 89. East winds will be around 10 mph and the chance of precipitation is 60%.

New rainfall amounts will be between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

On Friday night, the forecast calls for a chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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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