The City is closely monitoring and making preparations regarding Tropical Storm Isaias. We encourage all of our residents and visitors to watch the news and reports regarding this storm. Though the prediction as of Thursday July 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM has the storm off shore of the Florida coast, we are still in the cone of uncertainty.
Now is the time to take a look at your hurricane plan and make some preparations for strong winds and rain expected to occur over the weekend. Please do not trim trees or bushes, and make sure to bring in or secure items that could be blown around in strong winds.
This is not a time to panic, but it is the time to make preparations. We should use this opportunity to examine our plan and determine what we can do to improve that plan, had this been a much more severe event. This is an opportunity to look at stocking up on non-perishable supplies, instead of waiting for the last minute, when those supplies may be limited. We encourage you to store them for the remainder of the hurricane season, as it lasts through November 30th and the most active part of the season is not until September 15th.
The following is the update from the Indian River County Emergency Management as of 2:00 PM.
- There is an increasing likelihood that Tropical Storm Isaias will bring sustained tropical storm winds to parts of east-central Florida this weekend
- A Tropical Storm Watch may be required for a portion of the Florida peninsula later today.
- Heavy rainfall totals are expected to range from 2-4” near the coast to 1-2” inland.
- Gusty winds, 45-65 mph along coast, and 35-55 mph inland.
- Dangerous rip currents will develop Friday.
- Seas will become hazardous Saturday, peaking Saturday night, and slowly improving from south to north Sunday.
Please be safe
Paul E. Carlisle
City Manager, Sebastian