Hurricane Watch for Indian River County and Brevard County

Hurricane Watch for Indian River County and Brevard County.
Hurricane Watch for Indian River County and Brevard County.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a hurricane watch for several Florida counties, including Brevard County and Indian River County.

“A Hurricane Watch has been issued for portions of the Florida east coast from north of Deerfield Beach northward to the Volusia-Brevard County Line,” the NHC said in a statement.

There is also a tropical storm warning for our area.

“A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for portions of the Florida east coast from north of Ocean Reef northward to Sebastian Inlet and for Lake Okeechobee,” the NHC added.

A hurricane warning is in effect for most of the Bahamas as Hurricane Isaias is taking a turn to the north.

As of 11:00 a.m., Hurricane Isaias is about 295 miles from Nassau, Bahamas. The storm has 75 mph maximum sustained winds and is moving northwest at 16 mph.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds.

Sebastian residents should get prepared Friday before the rains and winds begin later in the night. We can expect a lot of rain and winds from Friday night through Sunday.

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We will keep you updated.

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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.