Tropic Watch June 20, 2017

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River Tropical Storm Bret is located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea about 165 miles west of Trinidad and 440 miles east of Aruba. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph and Bret is moving quickly west-northwest around 21mph. This continued motion...

Tropic Watch June 19, 2017

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message The tropics are getting busy and the National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring two systems, neither of which are forecast to pose a direct threat to east central Florida. Potential Tropical Cyclone...

Possible development of two tropical systems this weekend

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring for the possible development of two tropical systems this weekend. It is too early to tell if there will be any impacts to the U.S. or Florida. Early in the hurricane season is the time to review your plans. See the tips about...

Tropic Watch June 16 2017

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message The National Hurricane Center is monitoring for the possible development of two tropical systems this weekend. It is too early to tell if there will be any impacts to the U.S....

The burn ban for Indian River County has been rescinded

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message Indian River County has rescinded the countywide burn ban today, Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Indian River County Fire Rescue officials will continue to monitor weather conditions for any changes...

SBA Offers Working Capital Loans to Florida Small Businesses Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Florida as a result of the drought that began on March 28, 2017. This disaster...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for your area If you would like to edit the way you receive these messages, please LOGIN Severe-Thunderstorm-Watch-1495652130397.pdf

Firefighters Respond to Mulch Fire at IRC Landfill

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message Firefighters Respond to Mulch Fire at IRC Landfill A large mulch pile caught fire today (Tuesday, May 23) at the Indian River County Landfill off 74th Avenue SW in Vero Beach. ...

Emergency Loans Available to Indian River Couty Farmers and Ranchers

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 — In response to a request from Debby Folsom, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Florida, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated eight...

Indian River County Issues a County-wide Burn Ban

This is an important message from ALERT Indian River Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message Indian River County Issues a county-wide burn ban The Indian River County burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning that has not been specifically permitted by the Florida Forest Service.  Bonfires, campfires, and...