Hurricane Isaias Threatens Brevard County
- July 31, 2020
- Bradley Taylor
Olympus Web is located in Melbourne Florida, smack dab in the middle of Brevard County. We get our share of Hurricanes every year. But, mostly we have been very lucky to avoid the big catastrophic storms like Andrew in 1992 or Katrina in 2005. But you never know how long our luck will hold.
The 2020 hurricane season has been underway for some time now. We are almost into August and we have yet to see our first storm. That will change this weekend. Hurricane Isaias in heading straight for the right corridor of Florida. In fact, some of the latest models have the eye heading right for the cities on the east coast of Florida from Palm Beach County up to Datona Beach where it is predicted to veer east some.
Of course, you can never know where these things will go so it is a good rule of thumb to be prepared but not frantic. Make sure you stock up on goods and have plenty of water. I have a general rule of thumb that if the storm is CAT4 or 5, I bug out. I don’t need that kind of drama in my life.
This storm is projected to be no higher than CAT1, but again, nothing is for certain. The estimated time of landfall for our area puts the eye of the storm over us at 2 PM (8/1/20 Update: Now expect 8pm) on Sunday. FPL has already sent out an email newsletter saying that they are staffing up in order to be able to restore power should it go out.
A website I use that has fantastic information is called SpaghettiModels.com – This is a site I have been using for years. It is basically an aggregate site where you can find many different models and forecasts relating to hurricanes.
Well, I wish everyone good luck during the storm. Stay safe and healthy and please be prepared. God Speed.
image borrowed from noaa.gov