Hurricane Irma: Brevard County - one of the hardest areas hit

By: WFTV Web Staff

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Hurricane Irma packed a punch Sunday night into Monday morning in Brevard County.

There are several reports of downed trees, flooding and debris everywhere.

Photos: Brevard County: Hurricane Irma storm damage

Channel 9’s Shannon Butler went back to Merritt Island, where she was Saturday, and found flooding near mobile homes, windows busted, trees uprooted and pieces of homes scattered everywhere.

It’s unclear if there are any injuries.

Read: Merritt Island neighborhoods flooded as Irma hits Florida

There were also reports of a tornado in Palm Bay and Mims on Saturday. At least six homes were destroyed by the tornado.

Bridges are open in Brevard County, but the county is under a mandatory curfew.

Video: Hurricane Irma: Brevard County damage

This is a developing story. Follow Channel 9’s Shannon Butler on Twitter and wftv.com for updates.

Read: Reported tornado destroys Palm Bay homes

Flooding, debris and other damage has also been reported in Cocoa Beach.

Brevard County schools are closed until further notice.

Read: Essential Hurricane Numbers for Central Florida 

The city of Melbourne said in a statement "Residents in Melbourne, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Satellite Beach, or Unincorporated Brevard South of Pineda Causeway and notice major utility damage with a significant amount of water in their area, please take a picture and forward along with the address or cross streets to the city of Melbourne to help them find and identify any problems with them water system. Pictures and/or addresses can be e-mailed to cheryl.mall@mlbfl.org, or sent via this Facebook or Twitter @MelbourneFL."

The city also urged customers to conserve water because the water in Lake Washington, the main source of drinking water for the city, is so dirty that the treatment process is providing less water than normal. 

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