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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Brevard County begins mandatory evacuations at 3 p.m.

Posted By on Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 11:13 AM

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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. 


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. 


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