Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Brevard County begins mandatory evacuations at 3 p.m.
By Aileen Perilla
on Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 11:13 AM
Shelters will begin to open at 4 p.m. at sites that have yet to be confirmed. Announcements as to the locations will be made Wednesday morning.
UPDATED: Information regarding shelter sites has been announced by the Brevard County EOC. Here is the list of shelters
Free sandbags are available for Brevard County residents at two locations:
Sheriff’s Work Farm, 2955 Pluckebaum Road, Cocoa, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Mitchell Ellington Park, 575 Hall Road, Merritt Island, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a limit of 10 bags per visit. The sand is provided by Brevard County Government.
Hurricane Matthew has caused Brevard County Emergency Operations Center to issue mandatory evacuations. Residents living on the barrier islands, including Merritt Island, in low-lying flood-prone areas and mobile homes are being asked to evacuate on Wednesday beginning at 3 p.m.