Red Flag Warning for Indian River County

Indian River County was issued a red flag warning by the National Weather Service.
Indian River County was issued a red flag warning by the National Weather Service.

SEBASTIAN – A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Brevard and Indian River County, as well as a small craft advisory.

There’s already a burn notice in the county, but now the red flag warning is in effect from noon today to 8:00 p.m. Saturday.

It is being issued because of low relative humidity and high winds. In addition, the mandatory fire ban prohibits all outdoor burning. Bonfires, campfires and the burning of yard debris aren’t allowed until further notice.

If you’re planning to take the boat out today, take warning. There’s a small craft advisory for winds in effect until 11 a.m. Saturday.

The advisory may change as the National Weather Service in Melbourne is observing west to northwest winds of up to 20 to 25 knots.

Waves and rising seas of 3 to 5 feet will create steep and dangerous conditions for small craft operation. Inexperienced boaters should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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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.