Hurricane Matthew Update Indian River County

Hurricane Matthew Update

The National Weather Service in Melbourne and the State Emergency Operations Center briefed Indian River County Officials earlier this morning. The Indian River County Emergency Operations Center is currently at a Level II activation and will go to full activation tomorrow morning at 6:00 A.M. Throughout the remainder of the day, parts of Indian River County including the barrier island are under a voluntary evacuation. As of 8:00 A.M. on Thursday morning, a mandatory evacuation order will be issued for the barrier island, mobile/manufactured homes, low lying areas, and substandard housing. The following shelters will open Thursday, October 6th, 2016, at 8:00 A.M.:

Freshman Learning Center, 1507 19th Street, Vero Beach
Oslo Middle School, 480 20th Avenue SW, Vero Beach
Sebastian River Middle School, 9400 County Road 512, Sebastian
Liberty Magnet School (Pet Friendly Shelter), 6850 81st Street, Vero Beach
Treasure Coast Elementary School (Special Needs Shelter), 8955 County Road 510, Sebastian

Please remember that emergency shelters are a last resort for those who have nowhere to go. If you have an alternative, we ask that you use those before entering an emergency shelter.

All bridges to the barrier island in Indian River County will be closed when sustained winds reach 39 miles per hour. If you have not yet evacuated by that time, you will not be allowed to cross the bridges. Law enforcement agencies and the Emergency Operations Center do not issue passes or any other credentials for crossing the bridges. After the hurricane, residents with identification showing they live on the barrier island will be allowed to return when it is deemed safe.

9-1-1 should be used during emergency situations and not for questions. Non-emergency questions should be directed to Indian River County Emergency Operations Center Hot-line at 772-226-4000. Power and other utility outages should be reported to the provider company.

The National Weather Service has stated that Hurricane Matthew is a very dangerous storm capable of catastrophic danger. Please take all necessary precautions during the remainder of the day, as we expect conditions to deteriorate on Thursday afternoon.

he following press release was issued by the Senior Resource Association and Indian River Transit:

Due to the high potential threat of Hurricane Matthew to Indian River County and because safety is of the utmost importance to our clients and staff, Senior Resource Association and Indian River Transit will be operating on the following schedule:

Community Coach
No service, Thursday (10/6) – Sunday (10/9),
Normal operating hours will resume on Monday (10/10) pending conditions

Today, Wednesday (10/5) -normal hours of operation; 6am-7pm.
GoLine will NOT run on Thursday (10/6) or Friday (10/7)
Normal operating hours will resume on Saturday (10/8) from 9am-3pm,     depending on local conditions of road ways.

Adult Day Care
Vero Beach & Sebastian locations will be closing at 4:00pm on Wednesday (10/5)
Both locations will be closed on Thursday (10/6) and Friday (10/7)
Both will reopen Monday (10/10), pending conditions.

Main Administration Offices
Closed on Thursday (10/6) & Friday (10/7) and will reopen on Monday (10/10) pending conditions.
As we value our employees and their families’ safety, as well as those we serve, the above closures are necessary. Please be safe during this time.
To stay up to date on openings and closures for any of the above services please contact 772-569-0903/772-539-2284/772-559-2284.

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