Hurricane Irma is decreasing in intensity and moving rapidly across the western Florida peninsula. Our hurricane warnings have been dropped but replaced with a tropical storm warning. Today will be a windy day for Indian River County but the winds will be subsiding as the morning progresses.
We have had law enforcement and fire rescue crews out making a preliminary damage assessment and once the roads are cleared of debris and downed wires, we will evaluate issuing an All-Clear.
Nearly two-thirds of the county remains without power but power crews are already out working diligently to restore power. To report power outages:
City of Vero Beach customers call: 978-5000
FP&L customers call: 1-800-4-OUTAGE
We had 8-12” that resulted in areas of flooding. There is only a small chance of additional rainfall from scattered showers today so the area will be drying up. Please do not let your children play in the water.
We were issued numerous tornado warnings and, fortunately, have had no confirmation of tornado touchdowns. The threat for tornadoes has been significantly reduced.
You are urged to be patient and not wander outside until it has been determined safe to do so. Driving is hazardous.
If your home has sustained damage, please report to your homeowner’s insurance company as soon as possible.
If you have any remaining questions, please call our Hurricane Irma hotline at 226-3930.