Current Situation: Hurricane Sandy
All Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings have been cancelled for Brevard County. At 11 AM the center of Hurricane Sandy was located 250 miles east of Cape Canaveral, moving northeast at 9 mph with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. While Hurricane Sandy is now moving away from Brevard County, strong winds and dangerous marine conditions will persist through the weekend.
This will be the final advisory issued by Brevard County Emergency Management. NOAA National Weather Service Tropical Weather Outlook
Strong winds, of 20-30mph with occasional gusts of 40mph, will continue throughout today and will remain gusty as the system departs.
Winds of this magnitude can cause falling tree limbs and blow loose outdoor objects around.
A wind advisory is now in effect until 8PM tonight
A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult and the use of extra caution is recommended.
Strong winds will make boating conditions extremely dangerous across area waters.
A high surf advisory is now in effect through Sunday.
- Very dangerous, pounding surf and frequent/strong rip currents will remain an extreme hazard into the early-mid portion of next week.
- Saturday afternoon: seas subsiding to 10-18 ft near-shore and 18-22 beyond 20 miles from the coast (up to 25 ft in the Gulf Stream). Breaking surf: 7-10 feet.
- Sunday: seas subsiding to 7-11 ft near-shore and 12-18 ft beyond 20 miles from the coast. Breaking surf: 6-9 feet.
- Breaking surf of 6 feet or greater is considered to be potentially life-threatening for those entering the ocean.
- Note: Many storm-related fatalities occur in the aftermath of the worst impacts - often due to drowning from high surf/rip currents and capsized marine vessels.
Beach erosion will continue to be a concern.
Dry and cool air will reach central Florida late this weekend, with highs in the 70s & lows in the 40s-50s.
NWS Melbourne Impact Weather
Collecting damage reports from county agencies and municipalities.
Recommended Public Actions:
Next Advisory: This will be the final advisory issued by Brevard County Emergency Management.
Status of Government Services:
- Schools: Will be open on Monday
- Government offices: Early voting will continue as scheduled
- Public transportation: Buses are operating on normal schedules.
- Garbage pickup: Normal operations, including commercial collection countywide.
- Recreation activities:
- All league play cancelled through the weekend.
- The following fields have been closed by South Area Parks for Saturday with fields being evaluated afterwards for scheduled Sunday usage:
- Wickham soccer
- Flutie baseball & soccer
- Viera baseball, softball & soccer/football
- Suntree baseball
- Hoover soccer and softball
FPL Power Outage Info:
As of 10AM – 11,210 customers affected, 10,900 power restored, 300 still without power will be restored today.
Please report any damage or significant events to Brevard County Office of Emergency Management.
None at this time
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