How Tropical Storm Emily will impact Central Florida county-by-county
Shelters and sandbag pickup locations opening across Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Counties located in southern Central Florida are expected to receive the bulk of Tropical Storm Emily’s winds and rain, according to the National Weather Service.
Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 31 Florida counties, including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties.
Seminole, Volusia and Flagler counties
Northern Central Florida areas will experience lighter rainfall and wind between 5 and 10 mph. Most areas will receive between .21 and .71 inches of rain. There is some severe weather risk including thunderstorms.
Brevard, Osceola and Orange counties
Southern counties will get the brunt of Tropical Storm Emily's force. On average, Brevard, Osceola and Orange counties will see about a ½ inch of rain, but some areas could receive up to 3.5 inches.
Wind will pick up between 5 and 15 mph throughout southern Central Florida.
Anytime a tropical system comes through there could be a possible isolated tornado risk, News 6 meteorologist Julie Broughton said.
Shelters and sandbag pickup locations open by county
This list will be updated as more locations open.
Sandbags are available for Orlando residents from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at 1010 Woods Ave. Individuals must show proof of residence and can get six bags per address, city officials said.
Brevard County Emergency management spokesperson Don Walker said the Emergency Operations Center is not open as of Monday morning, but officials are monitoring the weather and will open if necessary.
City of Edgewater officials have staged sand piles at two places: Fire Station 57 at 2628 Hibiscus Dr. and 901 Mango Tree Dr. Residents must bring their own bags and shovels.
Indian River County
A shelter in Vero Beach at 1015 Commerce Ave. will open at 7 p.m. Monday.
Online, home delivery
Online retailer Amazon.com is selling empty sandbags, some with the option of 1-day delivery stating at $11.99 a bag.
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