NR 17-42 HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is providing the following safety information in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
There have been significant power outages across Brevard County and many of the traffic signals are not operational, objects are obstructing roadways, and many streets are impassable by either debris or water. Citizens are urged to please avoid traveling roadways unless absolutely necessary for their own safety and to allow public service and safety agencies the ability to repair and restore safe conditions.
If you are driving and encounter an intersection without an operational signal, treat it as you would a four-way stop.
The Indian River Bridge on State Road 405 is closed at this time; all other bridges and Causeways are open for travel.
Earlier today the Sheriff’s Office rescued 42 residents in the Stratford Drive and Catalina Isles area of Cocoa due to extreme flooding. Deputies teamed up with Space Coast Area Transit to transport the displaced to local shelters.
The following roads are closed in the Merritt Island area:
South Tropical Trail at Honeyridge Lane is completely closed.
North Banana River Drive is closed between Kelly Park and Martin Boulevard.
There is a boil water alert for all customers of who are serviced by the City of Cocoa.
For up to date information on road closures and other safety issues, citizens are urged to check with the Brevard Emergency Management at their webpage, www.brevardfl.gov; on Twitter @BrevardEOC; or on Facebook.
Lastly, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone for their preparation and patience in dealing with this storm event. Situations like the last several days are often hectic and stressful for a community, but here in Brevard our citizens stopped to offer food, drinks and share their thoughts and prayers for us. Please be careful for hazards as you check your homes and properties. 700 S. Park Avenue, Titusville, Florida 32780 321-264-5201 www.BrevardSheriff.com
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.