Officials Recommend Evacuation for Barrier Islands in Brevard County as Tropical Storm Nicole Draws Near

In preparation for Tropical Storm Nicole, Brevard County is issuing a recommended evacuation for parts of Brevard County starting Nov. 9.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – In preparation for Tropical Storm Nicole, Brevard County is issuing a recommended evacuation for parts of Brevard County starting Nov. 9.

Evacuation is recommended for the following groups:

– Residents who live on the barrier islands, including areas from Kennedy Space Center south beaches, and Merritt Island
– Residents in mobile homes or manufactured housing
– Residences in low-lying, flood-prone areas
– Any residents with special medical needs such as electrical dependence

While the recommended evacuation is effective starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, residents may leave at any time.

Officials encourage evacuating residents to stay with friends or family, hotels if they have the means, or use one of Brevard County’s public shelters.

Shelter details are being finalized and will be announced later this afternoon.

All shelters will be available for general population, families wishing to bring their pets, and those with medical special needs.

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