Brevard shelter workers on standby, just in case of changes in path of Hurricane Isaias

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Brevard County officials say are prepared for Hurricane Isaias, but there are no current plans to open hurricane shelters.

Brevard County Communications Director Don Walker said the county has shelter workers on standby, with community centers that could be used as shelters ready to be supplied if needed.

“But, based on the latest forecasts, we don’t anticipate we’ll have to go that direction,” Walker said this morning.

Walker said those forecasts indicate Brevard County will get 3 to 5 inches of rain, and winds of 30 to 40 mph, with gusts of 55 to 65 mph.

Walker emphasized that things could change, depending on developments later today and into Saturday related to the storm track and intensity.

At this point, the county’s Emergency Operations Center in Rockledge has not been activated for the hurricane, but people who would staff the center are on standby, Walker said.

Walker said local residents should be prepared with hurricane supplies and options, in case an evacuation is needed, “whether it’s for this storm event or another one down the road.”

Dave Berman is government editor at FLORIDA TODAY.  

Contact Berman at 321-242-3649 or [email protected] Twitter: @bydaveberman

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