With each update by the National Hurricane Center, the outlook for Brevard County gets dingier.
The major hurricane is still expected to have its center enter somewhere around the Tampa Bay area, but the models more and more are showing the track come further inland, meaning stronger winds and more rain for an already water-logged Brevard County.
Stick with us throughout the day as we'll be updating this blog to keep you up to speed on what you need to know.
And if you have a tip that would be helpful to your friends and neighbors here on the Space Coast, email Tim Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's happening Wednesday?
We have an all-new blog set up with the latest posts. Go here for all the latest:
10:15 p.m.: Brevard EOC goes to 'Level 1' activiation
Brevard County officials plan to put their Emergency Operations Center on "Level 1" activation at 2 p.m. Wednesday, in anticipation of the Space Coast feeling the impacts of Hurricane Ian.
The county also is declaring a local state of emergency, effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday, extending through the storm period. A local state of emergency is declared in advance of potential disaster event, and enables government entities to readily seek response or recovery assistance from the state.
For more info, see below:
10:10 p.m.: Port Canaveral one step from closing
The U.S. Coast Guard's captain of the port has set "Port Condition Yankee" for Port Canaveral.
That means sustained gale force winds are predicted within 24 hours. The National Weather Service defines "gale force" as sustained surface winds between 34 and 47 knots, or between 39 and 54 mph.
An announcement from Port Canaveral said the port remains open, and is "conducting limited port operations and preparing for the closure of waterside and vessel shoreside port operations."
8:17 p.m.: Disney shuttering for at least two days
Walt Disney World will temporarily close its theme parks Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29.
This includes: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Typhoon Lagoon, Winter Summerland Miniature Golf, Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf.
Partially-used multi-day theme park tickets with a validity window impacted by closure due to Hurricane Ian will be automatically extended to allow use of the remaining unused ticket days through Sept. 30, 2023.
8:10 p.m.: Latest track and its impact to Brevard
The latest track once again has Hurricane Ian's eye making landfall slightly further south than the previous track. It now appears to be headed for Port Charlotte.
With the southern shift, it will make its way diagonally toward Palm Coast and St. Augustine, meaning a slightly closer pass to Brevard County.
Brevard can expect anywhere from 10-15 inches of rain and tropical storm force winds.
7:35 p.m.: Port locks will be locked
With Hurricane Ian set to make landfall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is suspending its operations at the five lock and dam structures on the Okeechobee Waterway and at the Canaveral Lock.
The change takes effect at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Operations will be suspended until potential damage from the storm can be assessed and the locks are deemed safe for operation.
“The safety of our lock operators and the public is our highest priority,” said Kriss Zeller, Chief of Navigation. “We will make every effort to return our navigation locks to full service as soon as it is safe to do so.”
More information on Jacksonville District response actions can be found at www.saj.usace.army.mil/Ian
5:42 p.m.: ULA launch delayed
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch of the SES-20 and SES-21 mission is delayed due to potential impacts from Hurricane Ian.
Both satellites are integrated to the launch vehicle and safely secured within the Vehicle Integration Facility at SLC-41.
Pending range approval, the launch is scheduled for Oct. 4 at 5:36 p.m. EDT.
5:15 p.m.: Latest National Hurricane Center update
The latest track has the eye of the storm entering the peninsula further south than Tampa, perhaps closer to Sarasota or Venice.
For Brevard, the new track has moved us into an area that potentially will get between 10 and 15 inches, according to the NHC.
After entering the state, Ian will make a vertical march across the peninsula, passing over the Orlando area as a tropical storm before making a northward turn.
The eye currently is halfway between Cuba and Florida.
5:15 p.m.: KSC Visitor Complex now will close Wednesday
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has updated its earlier assessment and decided to close Wednesday.
They also will remain closed Thursday
As for reopening, when it is safe, a thorough assessment of the property will be completed. Further updates regarding the visitor complex's reopening can be found on their website, https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/
4:52 p.m.: Dept. of Health closed through Friday
In response to Hurricane Ian, county government offices in Brevard will be closed.
As a result, the Florida Department of Health in Brevard County will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Sept. 30.
The Florida Department of Health continues to coordinate with local emergency managers on resource requests and is on-site at the State Emergency Operation Center in Tallahassee responding to Hurricane Ian.
For medical emergencies, please dial 911. For additional community resources, please contact 211.
4:26 p.m.: SpaceX moves launch to Oct. 4
NASA and SpaceX are now targeting no earlier than 12:23 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 4, for the launch of the agency’s Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station with a backup opportunity on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Mission teams will continue to monitor the impacts of Hurricane Ian and could adjust the launch date again, as necessary.
4:12 p.m.: More football games canceled
The number of Brevard high school football games being canceled is up to four now.
Two were called earlier in the day and two more just got called.
Click below to find out which ones.
More games called: Four Brevard high school football games rescheduled so far
3:53 p.m.: Shelter openings announced
Brevard County will open three storm shelters at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
County officials say the shelters are primarily for residents who live in flood-prone or low-lying areas needing safe harbor from potentially dangerous wind and water conditions anticipated from Hurricane Ian.
To find out which shelters are available, click on the link below.
A place to stay: Brevard to open three storm shelters on Wednesday
3:20 p.m.: Melbourne Orlando International to shut down Wednesday
The Melbourne Orlando International Airport will shut down operations — including flights — Wednesday afternoon as Hurricane Ian’s impact is expected to intensify.
The airport will close at 2 p.m. Wednesday as the likelihood of tropical winds in and around Central Florida increases because of the hurricane.
The airport will continue operations normally with flights departing ahead of changing conditions, airport officials told Florida Today.
“The safety of our passengers, tenants and staff is our top priority,” said Keely Leggett in a news statement. “(The airport’s) staff will conduct regular assessments during and after the storm to determine the earliest safe reopening time for the airport and airfield,” Leggett said.
3:15 p.m.: EFSC athletic events cancelled
Eastern Florida State College athletics teams will be pausing all activities due to the threat of Hurricane Ian.
Seven teams were scheduled to have events this week that were either shortened, postponed or cancelled due to the bad weather expected for Brevard County.
Go to efsctitans.com for up to date schedules and more information on all of the teams.
2:59 p.m.: KSC Visitor Complex open Wednesday
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be open to guests for regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour remains available.
However, Special Interest Tours (the KSC Explore Tour) and Chat With An Astronaut will not be offered. Those with existing reservations for those add-on enhancements will be automatically refunded within 1 billing cycle. You may also go to our Will Call for refunds if you are visiting.
The Visitor Complex will close Thursday, Sept. 29. Those with existing reservations will be automatically refunded within one billing cycle.
As for reopening, when it is safe, a thorough assessment of the property will be completed. Further updates regarding the visitor complex's reopening can be found on their website, https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/
2:55 p.m.: Port Canaveral prepping
The Canaveral Port Authority was working Tuesday to prepare for the storm as well as closing the Jetty Park Campground.
Currently the Port is at Condition YANKEE, which means they are preparing to close operations when the storm arrives.
Once the Port gets to the final Condition ZULU, the Port will be closed to vessel traffic until after the storm and an assessment is made to ensure the channel is free and clear.
2:51 p.m.: Tips for caregivers
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, AFA, offers the following tips to caregivers tending to the needs of those with dementia, tips which are in addition to any other emergency preparedness steps or actions advised by first responders or governmental/emergency management agencies:
• Gather some small, familiar items that bring comfort and reduce stress to the person living with dementia, such as family photos, books or a mobile device that can play favorite songs. Keep them on-hand and accessible to use during the storm.
• When preparing an evacuation plan, choose the method of travel and time of travel that provides the most comfort and least anxiety to the greatest extent possible. Do your best to maintain the person’s normal routine; eat, sleep, and take medications at the same time as a regular day. If the person uses a walker or portable oxygen, be sure your evacuation plan can accommodate those needs.
• If you are traveling via mass transit or are staying in a hotel or shelter, advise them that you are traveling with someone who has dementia.
• If the person receives home care, inquire with the home care provider about what the backup or contingency plans are to deliver services. If the person is in a care setting, find out the setting’s plan if an evacuation is needed.
• Prepare ID information, such as a contact card, that an individual living with dementia can keep on them in case they become separated from their caregiver. Be sure to include a local emergency contact person on the card who first responders can call, as well as someone who lives outside the area in case local communications become disabled.
• Make copies of important health, legal and insurance documentation, as well as contact information for your loved one’s doctors.
During the storm:
• Limit stimulation as much as possible; try to stay in a quiet place.
• Pay attention to cues that the person may be overwhelmed, scared, or upset.
• Do what you can to keep them calm. Gentle touch, such as holding hands or putting your arms on their shoulders, can be very helpful. Reassure them that everything will be OK and that they are safe.
• Utilize favorite comfort items to redirect the person’s attention to something positive.
• Families can connect with the AFA Helpline, seven days a week by calling 866-232-8484, sending a text message to 646-586-5283 or web chatting through www.alzfdn.org. The web chat and text message features can provide services in over 90 languages.
2:44 p.m.: Wickham Park cuts off sand bag distribution for the day
Wickham Park in Melbourne will not be allowing any more people to get in line for sand bags. They have shut down to anyone else trying to get in.
Those in line will be helped, but they have just enough for the people remaining in line.
No sand bags will be given out on Wednesday.
2:35 p.m.: Tampa residents flee west; Brevard roads still clear
The Florida Highway Patrol is seeing an influx of inbound traffic from the Tampa area, but mostly into Orange County. Mandatory evacuations are underway in Tampa, located 130 miles west of Brevard as Hurricane Ian crosses over into the Gulf of Mexico.
However, the highway patrol is asking all motorists across Central Florida — including the Space Coast — to be mindful of weather reports, to have a plan in place, an alternate route mapped out and a safe place to go until Hurricane Ian has passed, said Tara Crescenzi, spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol.
“Right now traffic is pretty congested from Tampa inland to Orange County,” Crescenzi said, adding that the congestion has not impacted Brevard’s major roadways. Highway patrol troopers will begin sheltering in place across Central Florida if winds are more than 45 mph sustained, Crescenzi said.
2:15 p.m.: President Biden assure Florida families
President Biden on Tuesday sought to reassure millions of Florida residents in the path of Hurricane Ian that federal emergency management officials are on the ground and ready to assist the state before, during and after the dangerous storm strikes the state.
Biden, speaking from the White House Rose Garden, said he spoke by telephone with the mayors of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
“I told each one of them [that] whatever they need … contact me directly and they know how to do that,” he said. “I have a lot of personnel down there already. We're here to support them in every way we can.”
Biden also urged Floridians to obey instructions of state and local officials to evacuate when ordered.
“Your safety is more important than anything,” he said. “I know our hearts are with everyone who will feel the effects of this storm and will be with you every step of the way. We're not going away.”
Earlier at a White House briefing with reporters, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Deanne Criswell said her agency and Florida officials were working very closely together in preparation for the storm.
Criswell said she spoke with Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday, as directed by Biden, and that the federal government had a strong team working side-by-side with the governor and his staff that would continue to engage with him.
She said that Gracia B. Szczech, regional administrator for FEMA Region 4, is traveling with the governor "to a few areas" Tuesday to make sure they understand their emergency response needs.
“I think the communication we have had with the state officials has been excellent,’ Criswell said.
— USA TODAY Network Florida reporter Douglas Soule
2:09 p.m.: Latest track for Hurricane Ian
The 2 p.m. track for Hurricane Ian hasn't changed much from the earlier track, but it does seem to jog slightly closer east toward the Space Coast.
The track has the eye entering just south of Tampa Bay as a major hurricane around 8 p.m. Wednesday, and maintaining hurricane force winds through 8 a.m. Thursday.
Estimates have it as a tropical storm by 8 p.m. Thursday night around the Orlando area.
Brevard and the rest of Florida's East Coast remain under a tropical storm warning.
By 8 a.m. Friday, the storm may still be a tropical storm as it works its way toward the St. Augustine/Jacksonville area.
Stay tuned for more updates as they come in.
1:33 p.m.: Orlando International Airport closing early Wednesday
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA), working in conjunction with more than 40 airlines that service Orlando International Airport (MCO), has decided that out of an abundance of caution in anticipation of Hurricane Ian, the final commercial flight at MCO will depart Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
MCO will then cease commercial operations at that time, however the airport will NOT CLOSE. (this distinction allows the airport to accept emergency / aid and relief flights if necessary)
Passengers are strongly encouraged to contact their airlines and rental car companies for flight rescheduling and rental car return information.
Passengers should NOT come to Orlando International Airport to wait out the storm because MCO is NOT an authorized shelter. Anyone arriving at the airport after operations have ceased will be taken to an approved shelter.
1:09 p.m.: Cocoa Beach is ready
Cocoa Beach Mayor Ben Malik is asking city residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding in the wake of Hurricane Ian, like much of Brevard.
Cocoa Beach police and fire are standing by in case of emergencies, he said.
"We are, unfortunately, well-versed in these types of weather events," Malik said. "We are just asking that everyone stay inside and be safe."
1:07 p.m.: City of Cocoa closed
The City of Cocoa facilities will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 28. A determination will be made by noon Wednesday if that closure will be go through Thursday as well.
All essential personnel will still report to work on Wednesday to prepare, monitor and respond as needed.
Sand piles have been placed throughout the city to allow residents to fill their own sand bags at the following locations:
W. Railroad Avenue @ Rosa Jones
School Street near N. Wilson
London Blvd neat SR 524
Michigan Road – Behind Cocoa Jr/Sr High
Updated information related to the storm can be found on the City’s social media pages and website:
1:03 p.m.: 'Port Condition X-ray'
The U.S. Coast Guard's captain of the port has set "Port Condition X-ray" for Port Canaveral.
That means sustained gale force winds are predicted within 48 hours. The National Weather Service defines "gale force" as sustained surface winds between 34 and 47 knots, or between 39 and 54 mph.
An announcement from Port Canaveral said the port remains open and is conducting normal port operations, "but anticipates limited waterside and vessel shoreside port operations will follow as conditions change."
For more information, read below.
Coast Guard alert: Coast Guard puts Port Canaveral on 'Condition X-ray' alert status
1 p.m.: Florida Tech goes online Wednesday, closed Thursday, Friday
All Florida Tech classes will meet remotely via Canvas and Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 28. All classes are canceled on Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30.
Students, faculty and staff should take all necessary steps to ensure their personal safety.
University offices and academic buildings will be closed after 5 p.m. Tuesday and will remain closed until further notice with only essential personnel reporting to campus. Residence halls will remain open for students.
Panther Dining Hall and other dining service locations will be closed starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Take-out food will be available until that time and students are encouraged to come to Panther Dining Hall where resources will be available. Dining Services will resume operations as soon as it is safe to do so.
Students living on campus should begin sheltering in place beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Campus events after 6 p.m. Tuesday are canceled or postponed until further notice.
12:56 p.m.: Central Florida's second most populated city closed
All City of Palm Bay facilities will close today at 2 p.m. Tuesday and will remain closed through Thursday, Sept. 28.
At roughly 123,000 people, Palm Bay is Central Florida's second largest city behind Orlando (309,000).
As of 2021, Palm Bay is the 17th most populated city in Florida.
Follow the City of Palm Bay on Facebook for the most current updates.
12:10 p.m.: Need ice? The Soup Shop can help
The Soup Shop in Post Commons at 4100 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935, will be selling freezer bricks for $1.
They also will give free ice to anyone who brings in a cooler.
The Soup Shop we will be open its regular hours as long as they have power.
They are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. They are closed Sundays.
Noon: Brevard County officials: 'Stay home'
With lots of rain and flooding expected, local officials are telling Brevardians to stay home over the enxt two or three days.
A flood watch. isin place until early Friday morning. For more, read below:
11:36 a.m.: High school games cancelled
So far, two Brevard County high school football games have been cancelled. Mo
re may follow. For now, check out here to see what's been called off this Friday.
Football games called off: Two Brevard high school football games rescheduled so far
11:15 a.m.: East Coast under T.S. warning
Most of Florida's East coast from Palm Beach past Jacksonville, is now under a tropical storm warning.
The eye of the storm is just exiting Cuba and is heading into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with its sights still set on the Tampa Bay area.
Tropical storm force wind arrivals will begin Wednesday morning in Brevard County.
Rainfall totals are still projected in the 6-to-10 inch range.
10:45 a.m.: Brevard Zoo closed through at least Thursday
Brevard Zoo in Viera announced Tuesday morning it will be closed Wednesday and Thursday as a precaution.
Zoo officials said via email that they plan to reopen Friday barring any damage from the hurricane, with Boo at the Zoo — the zoo’s yearly Halloween event — set to kick off over the weekend.
10:38 a.m.: FIT still not closed, announcement to come soon
Florida Institute of Technology administrators were expected to release an announcement today on the status of its classes and university operations as Hurricane Ian nears the state.
For now, all classes and related university operations will proceed as scheduled, Florida Tech officials noted.
However, campus events are postponed from 6 p.m. Tuesday through noon Friday in anticipation of the storm’s impact.
So far Brevard Public Schools and Eastern Florida State College have cancelled classes as a precaution.
10:18 a.m.: Patrick Space Force Base secures aircraft
The 920th Rescue Wing began moving some of its aircraft from Patrick Space Force Base as a precaution as Hurricane Ian begins taking aim for the western coast of Florida.
Space Force officials said the decision was made to relocate the aircraft — including HC-130, Combat King II, aircraft and HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters — were flown or loaded to be transported off of the base, according to Master Sgt. Kelly Goonan, a spokesperson for Patrick Space Force Base.
The move was made to prevent the aircraft from potential damage at the oceanside base. It was not immediately reported where the aircraft were relocated.
9:53 a.m.: SpaceX, ULA stay on track for launches
As of Tuesday, United Launch Alliance and SpaceX were still sticking to their timelines for upcoming launches. Both companies are capable of rolling out their rockets much more quickly than NASA's SLS, so storms can potentially be less impactful for comparatively smaller rockets like Atlas V and Falcon 9, respectively.
ULA confirmed it was still targeting 5:36 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 30, for its next launch of an Atlas V with two SES-owned commercial communications satellites. Launch Complex 41 will host.
SpaceX, meanwhile, is targeting no earlier than Sunday, Oct. 2, for a Falcon 9 liftoff from the Cape's Launch Complex 40. That was expected to be another mission flying Starlink internet satellites.
The company is also targeting no earlier than 12:45 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 3, for its next NASA-contracted flight to the International Space Station with three astronauts and one cosmonaut. Astronauts Josh Cassada, Nicole Mann, Koichi Wakata, and cosmonaut Anna Kikina were slated to arrive on the Space Coast from Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, on Monday but had to delay due to the storm.
"These are very disciplined decisions that we are used to making," Steve Stich, NASA's Commercial Crew program manager, told reporters Monday. "We'll work hand-in-hand with Kennedy Space Center to see how the center fares, and then at the right time, we'll bring the crew in."
Launching the six-month Crew Dragon mission from pad 39A on a Falcon 9 rocket would be a best-case scenario. Senior NASA managers on Monday said backup windows are available on Oct. 4 and 5, followed by 7 to 9.
It will mark SpaceX's sixth crewed flight under contract from NASA, also known as Crew-5. The first crewed mission was a demonstration so is not counted in the "Crew" designation.
Ian, however, is likely to impact at least some of these plans and delays are expected.
For the full story, read below:
NASA prep continues: Artemis I rocket rolled back to VAB as NASA, Space Force prep for Hurricane Ian
9:30 a.m.: BPS will be closed Wednesday and Thursday
We just got word brevard Public Schools will be closing for at least Wednesday and Thursday.
From the district:
All Brevard Public Schools and District offices will be closed beginning Wednesday morning, Sept. 28, through Thursday night, Sept. 29, due to Hurricane Ian.
All school activities, events and programs for these two days are canceled. At this time, no decision has been made regarding school on Friday, Sept. 30.
Updates will be posted on the district website, social media platforms and sent in email to BPS families.
Meals on Wheels/Seniors at Lunch updates
Drivers for Meals on Wheels, administered by Aging Matters in Brevard, will deliver hot meals as normal to around 800 clients Tuesday, adding a cold meal that can be refrigerated in case Wednesday delivery is delayed or halted.
In addition, around 400 clients who do not plan to leave their homes will receive boxes of shelf-stable food. Check back for updates on Thursday delivery or cancellation.
All Seniors at Lunch sites are open Tuesday and Wednesday; closures are likely Thursday and Friday.
The Brevard Community Kitchen in Cocoa, which prepares Meals on Wheels, also will be providing meals for those working at the Emergency Operations Center, EOC, starting Wednesday.
9:05 a.m. Mathers bridge closing to boaters
Mathers Bridge will be closed to boating traffic beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
The 700-foot-long swing span bridge has recently been the focus of repairs that included installation of two actuators and three motors that help open and close the historic bridge, which was built in 1927. The bridge connects South Tropical Trail on the southern end of Merritt Island to the western end of Banana River Drive in Indian Harbour Beach.
The bridge will be physically secured and tied down at 8 a.m. Wednesday and will remain closed to boating traffic until further notice. All boaters needing to get from one side of the bridge to the other need to make preparations Tuesday, since the bridge will not be reopened until storm conditions subside and the bridge can be assessed.
Mathers Bridge will remain open to motor vehicle traffic.
Court proceedings postponed
Chief Judge Jessica Recksiedler has cancelled court proceedings in Brevard and Seminole Counties for Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29.
“Due to the shift in Hurricane Ian’s path and uncertainty of weather conditions, road safety, and the possibility of power outages, I have made the decision to cancel court proceedings Wednesday through Thursday,” said Chief Judge Recksiedler.
At this time, first-appearance, juvenile detention and shelter hearings will continue to occur. Jurors should not report for jury duty.
9 a.m.: NASA getting ready
At Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, which shares the spaceport with NASA, teams were also busy preparing for Ian's arrival.
"SLD 45's priorities at Cape Canaveral SFS are to prevent loss of life or property and quickly recover our ability to launch government and commercial payloads," Jerry Porter, chief of public affairs for Space Launch Delta 45, said in a statement.
"While launch providers are responsible for their own pads, we support by ensuring common infrastructure, such as roads and utilities, are protected and recovered. Specifically, we focus on debris mitigation from high winds and flooding control," Porter said.
Like NASA, the Space Force does sometimes assign "ride out teams" to certain areas of the Cape and Patrick, but officials didn't anticipate that being necessary for Ian. Porter said teams would be on standby just in case.
And just like KSC, personnel were working to secure hardware, loose items that could be dislodged by Ian, hazardous rocket-related munitions, and more.
As for non-critical facilities at the Cape like restaurants and shopping, decisions on closures were in a wait-and-see pattern as Ian continued to meander and slow down on its approach to Florida. Porter said it did seem likely that restaurants and the Air Force Space and Missile Museum would temporarily close.
"Similarly, the base's overall opening status is determined by current conditions and is constantly under review," Porter said.
When will Artemis finally fly?
Unfortunately, after rolling back to the VAB, the earliest Artemis could fly is Oct. 2 at 2:52 p.m. That is unlikely at this point.
8:45 a.m.: Are you in need of sandbags?
If you're in an area prone to flooding, you might need some help.
Here are locations where sandbags can be found. If you plan to go, bring your patience and appreciation. People are working hard to help you out.
Hurricane Ian sandbags: Where to get them across the Space Coast as the storm approaches
8:30 a.m. EFSC cancels classes
Eastern Florida State College has called off classes for Wednesday through Friday.
All other school activities have been postponed as well.
Classes will resume Monday. For more, click below.
Tuesday 8 a.m. NHC track
As of 8 a.m., Brevard County is under a Tropical Storm warning.
Hurricane Ian is still expected to enter somewhere around the Tampa Bay area and march inland before taking a northward turn.
Tropical storm-force winds could arrive as early as Wednesday morning and into Wednesday afternoon.
Based on the latest NHC Rainfall Forecast, Brevard stands to receive around 6-10 inches of rain.
West Coast updates: When will Hurricane Ian affect Sarasota-Manatee? Here's a projected timeline
How will this affect high school sports?
We're already seeing high school sports, especially on the west coast be affected by Hurricane Ian.
To find out which counties and teams are affected, check out the link below.
High school footbal: See which Florida games are postponed, canceled due to Hurricane Ian
Florida Tech postpones soccer games
The Florida Tech men's soccer match versus Rollins scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, was canceled because of potential impacts of Hurricane Ian. The matchup between the Panthers and the Tars will not be rescheduled.
Florida Tech men's and women's soccer matches versus Tampa scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, also have been postponed. Both matchups between the Panthers and the Spartans will be rescheduled.
Women's soccer travels to Boca Raton for their next match against Lynn on Wednesday, Oct. 5, while men's soccer will host Lynn at Rick Stottler Field.
This article originally appeared on Florida Today: Tuesday's updates: Here's how Hurricane Ian is impacting Brevard County