Hurricane Isaias moving closer to Sebastian, Florida

Hurricane Isaias
Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias is still a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. The storm is moving northwest at 12 mph.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Indian River County and Brevard County.

Forecasters say Isaias has shifted to the east.

“The track guidance envelope has shifted a little to the east near the Florida coast and calls for a slower forward motion that the previous guidance,” the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Hurricane conditions are expected along portions of the Florida east coast late Saturday and Saturday night, and a Hurricane Warning is in effect. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

At this time, Sebastian can experience rain and winds of approximately 70 mph to 80 mph as it passes.

We will have another report by 2:00 p.m. today.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.