Emergency Ops Center now fully activated ahead of Irma

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Here are the current conditions for Saturday, including traffic, weather, stores and more, regarding Hurricane Irma, according to the Sheriff’s Office and police departments.

5 p.m. – Hurricane Irman still a Category 3 hurricane with 125 mph winds. Still moving west northwest at 9 mph.

2 p.m. – Hurricane Irma remains a Category 3 hurricane with 125 mph winds. It’s moving west at 9 mph.

1:30 p.m. – Ariel Seafoods at 1729 Indian River Drive, Sebastian, is offering free ice between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday. Bring your own cooler.

noon – Cumberland Farms at County Road 512 and Barber Street has 5,000 gallons of fuel and is closing at 2 p.m. Saturday.

11 a.m. – Hurricane Irma down to a Cat 3 with 125 mph winds.

9:30 a.m. – 14 Vero Beach police officers went to Fairlane Harbor Homes, a manufactured home community near the 17th Street bridge, to advise people to evacuate their homes. Officers went door to door talking to residents and drove down streets broadcasting announcements from their vehicles.

9 a.m. – The Indian River County Emergency Operations Center is at Level 1 full activation until the storm passes. Updates from the EOC will be provided via WQCS 88.9 FM, government Channel 27, and the County Emergency Management Facebook page, www.facebook.com/IndianRiverEOC. Indian River County’s Information Hotline, 772-226-3930, is open 24 hours until the storm passes. Go-Line and the Community Coach are closed Saturday until further notice.

8:45 a.m. – Lowe’s is open until Noon today and is stocked with plywood and other storm supplies.

8 a.m. Six shelters open for Hurricane Irma evacuees in Indian River County.

8 a.m. Mandatory evacuations issued for Indian River County for barrier island, manufactured homes, low-lying areas, sub-standard housing and all areas east of U.S. 1.

8 a.m. – Indian River County remains under a Hurricane Warning. A warning means that very dangerous winds of more than 75 mph are expected. Those winds are due around Sunday evening.

Previous updates – Friday, Sept. 8

11 p.m. – Hurricane Irma upgraded back to a category 5 hurricane with 160 mph winds. It was passing over Cuba late Friday.

5 p.m. – Hurricane Irma remains a category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds.

2:30 p.m. – Wal-Marts in Vero Beach are now closed. Several other stores, such as Publix, remain open and still have water.

2 p.m. – Hurricane Irma winds increase from 150 mph to 155 mph. It’s about 570 miles southeast of Vero Beach.

12:50 p.m. – Citgo Gas Station at 9000 State Road 60 just restocked with fuel.

11:30 a.m. – Winn Dixie on Oslo Road has water for those still searching. U.S. 1 is clear northbound.

11 a.m. – Irma remains a category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds and is traveling over Cuba and the Central Bahamas.

9:50 a.m. – Shell Gas Station on 16th Street and 14th Avenue just received a gas fuel delivery.

Auto fire at Interstate 95 and State Road 60.

9:05 a.m. – Auto- fire at Interstate 95 and State Road 60. Watch out for first responders.

8:30 a.m. – Traffic moves at normal speeds on State Road 60 and Interstate 95.

8 a.m. – Vehicle crash with injuries at 2000 12th Street and 21st Court. No roadblock

7:30 a.m. – Northbound Interstate 95 moving at 70 mph at the Oslo overpass.

7:30 a.m. – Minor backup on State Road 60, west at the Turnpike entrance

7:30 a.m. – Cumberland Farms at 17th Street and U.S. 1 has a full tanker of fuel.

7:27 a.m. – Publix at Ryanwood Plaza has five pallets of bottled water and three pallets of gallon water.

7:27 a.m. – Speedway at 8th Street and U.S. 1 still has gas available.

7:27 a.m. – Publix at 12th Street and U.S. 1 has a truckload of water. Target and Sam’s Club has water as well.

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