Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno at the Brevard County Emergency Management Operations Center with Don Walker
By Space Coast Daily // September 1, 2019
SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE SPECIAL DORIAN REPORT
SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE SPECIAL DORIAN REPORT: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno is at the Brevard County Emergency Management Operations Center with Don Walker for an update on shelters and evacuations.
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 storm’s projected track remained out to sea, in the 11 a.m. advisory for the National Hurricane Center but Brevard County could experience at least tropical-force and possibly hurricane-force winds. The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Hurricane Dorian to a Category 5 hurricane on Sunday after the latest report shows Dorian registering 180 mph max sustained winds before it approaches the Abaco Islands.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County will open 13 shelters at 5 p.m. Sunday for residents needing safe harbor from potentially dangerous wind and water conditions anticipated from Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to begin impacting the county some time late Monday night into early Tuesday morning.
The following shelters will open:
- Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John
- Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
- Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne
- Ted Whitlock Community Center at Fred Poppe Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Rd NW, Palm Bay.
- Apollo Elementary School, 3085 Knox McRae Dr., Titusville
- Walter Butler Community Center at Bernice Jackson Park, 4201 US Highway 1, Cocoa
- Manatee Elementary School, 3425 Viera Blvd., Viera
- Sherwood Elementary School, 2541 Post Road, Melbourne
- Bayside High School, 1901 DeGroodt Rd. S.W. Palm Bay
- South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., Micco.
Space Coast Area Transit will provide transportation to three special needs shelters for registered clients.
Although shelters will provide food, residents going to shelters will need to take their own supplies, including bedding, folding chairs or sleeping bags; any needed medications; multiple changes of clothing and sturdy shoes; personal hygiene items; and entertainment items, like games, cards, books, or magazines.
Residents who do not plan to stay in public shelters are encouraged to stay with family or friends on the mainland, and to evacuate tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles, as traffic on highways and interstates is likely to be heavier.
A mandatory evacuation order is in place effective at 8 a.m. Monday for residents on the barrier island, low-lying and flood-prone areas, and those living in manufactured or mobile homes.
Mandatory evacuations begin at 8 a.m. to allow residents to take shelter by nightfall.
For information about this and other Hurricane Dorian questions, call the Community Information Hotline at 2-1-1.
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