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Roadway intersection washout reported in Cocoa from Hurricane Irma, officials say

Brevard County will see winds gusts up to 70 mph, 12 inches of rain

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COCOA, Fla. – As Hurricane Irma moves across Florida, its impact is being felt in Cocoa, where a large portion of an intersection has washed out.

Officials are warning drivers to avoid the area of Indian River Drive and Sunset Terrace. The road is now closed at the intersection. Drivers are being cautioned to use Highview Drive when traveling south, or Forest Hill Drive, when coming north, to get to this area.

Irma was downgraded to a Category 3 storm on Sunday the 2 p.m. advisory released for the National Hurricane Center.

Earlier Sunday, a tornado warning was issued in Brevard County and six mobile homes were destroyed as a result of "tornadic activity," Palm Bay police said.

Brevard County will see winds gusts up to 70 mph, up to 12 inches of rain and a storm surge of 1-3 feet. Tornadoes also are possible.