-- A Local State of Emergency has been declared for Brevard County today (Friday, July 31) in response to the pending threat of Hurricane Isaias, which is slowly edging toward Florida with a projected impact along the east coast starting Saturday morning through late Sunday evening as a Category 1 hurricane.
Brevard County is currently under a hurricane watch. The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center projects the center of Isaias just off the coast, but Brevard County could still see 3-5 inches of rain and winds and wind gusts between 40 and 70 mph.
An emergency declaration provides avenue for counties to expedite contractual procedures, rental of equipment, employment of permanent and temporary workers, acquisition of supplies, materials and facilities and appropriation and expenditure of public funds.
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