Special Message from Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey Regarding Tropical Storm Isaias
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // August 2, 2020
Tropical Storm Isaias expected to impact Brevard Sunday night
ABOVE VIDEO: On Saturday, Sheriff Wayne Ivey was joined by Brevard County Emergency Management to discuss measures being taken to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaias.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – So far it looks like fairly good news for our area with Isaias being downgraded from a Hurricane to a Tropical Storm with the worst side of the storm currently projected to stay off shore.
Even with that, our community still needs to remain vigilant and aware that we will still have impact from the storm including heavy rain and the potential of strong winds.
As the conditions here in our area continue to deteriorate we ask everyone to please stay off the roadways and just ride the storm out in the safety of their homes.
We still have to take this storm serious and understand that being prepared and aware are our best resources for safety.
Brevard County Emergency Operations Center has opened a shelter in Viera for anyone in the county that may not feel safe in their residence during the storm.
The shelter, located at the Viera Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way opens at 11:00 A.M. to any one from the general public including those with pets or special medical needs.
While food will be supplied at the shelter, it is strongly recommended that you bring your own food, especially if you have special dietary needs.
Also, please remember to bring with you any medications, bedding items, and hygiene items as they will not be supplied at the shelter.
Hopefully at this point everyone has secured any items or debris that could be easily blown away as well as made arrangements for the safety and security of their pets before, during, and after the storm.
We are also asking everyone to please stay inside once the storm has passed so that our public safety teams and utility companies can examine the various parts of the community to make certain there are no safety hazards!! While this storm may not be worrying the public as much as past storms, it could still result in unsafe driving conditions on the barrier islands, such as downed power lines, significant rain bands, and strong winds.
As a result, we ask that you do not drive over to the barrier islands to see potential damage from the storm until such time as the “all clear” has been given by each respective area and city.
As we make our final preparations for the arrival of the storm I want to personally thank our citizens for how they always partner with our agency and first responders to make sure our community is safe.
I am so proud of this community for all they do and for how they serve as a model for other communities to follow.
I also want to thank our partners from the various local law enforcement agencies and fire/rescue who have been actively communicating and coordinating efforts with us as we all work together to keep Brevard County SAFE!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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