Hurricane Ian Landfall on Florida Trending South, Rainfall Accumulations in Brevard County Expected to Reach 10-15 Inches
By Space Coast Daily // September 27, 2022
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According to NHC, rainfall accumulations could reach as much as 15-20 inches of rain in North Brevard County, according to the National Weather Service.
Ian is moving toward the north near 10 mph.
A turn toward the north-northeast with a reduction in forward speed is forecast tonight and Wednesday.
On the forecast track, the center of Ian is expected to move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico today, pass west of the Florida Keys later tonight, and approach the west coast of Florida within the hurricane warning area on Wednesday and Wednesday night.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 120 mph with higher gusts. Ian is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Re-strengthening is expected later today through Wednesday. Ian is forecast to approach the west coast of Florida as an extremely dangerous major hurricane.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.
A State of Emergency has been declared for Brevard County effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in response to the pending threat of Hurricane Ian.
As the storm edges toward Florida, the decision has also been made to close Brevard County Government offices and cease non-essential operations effective at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The County will then go to Level 1 activation, which means essential personnel will be in place to respond to any impacts related to Hurricane Ian.
A local state of emergency is declared in advance of potential disaster event and enables government entities to readily seek response or recovery assistance from the state.
A decision on when to return to normal County Government operations will be made as soon as an accurate assessment on weather conditions and any ongoing related issues can be made, and will be communicated through Brevard County department leadership and through local media outlets.
Also announced on Tuesday, County-run landfills — Central Disposal Facility in Cocoa, Sarno Transfer Station in Melbourne, and Titusville/Mockingbird Transfer Station — will closed at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and will remain closed until further notice.
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