INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Indian River County officials are continuing their warning to residents that Hurricane Matthew is “an extremely dangerous and life-threatening situation for Florida.”
The storm is currently a Category 3 hurricane but is expected to strengthen into a Category 4 hurricane before hitting Florida.
The following warnings and watch have been issued and are in effect:
- Hurricane Warning
- Storm Surge Warning
- Flood Watch
Potential wind impacts are likely to be extensive to devastating. Indian River County winds are forecast to be 95-115 gusting to 140.
The onset of Tropical Storm force winds is expected by mid-late afternoon.
Conditions could improve by Saturday morning.
There is a threat of storm surge for those living on the intra-coastal waterway.
Rainfall of 6-8 inches and local totals can be 8-12 inches are forecast.