Heres the latest from todays (Sunday) 9 a.m. telecom briefing to senior management by Wayne Kee, NASA Emergency Management Officer, from the KSC Emergency Operations Center (EOC):
Irmas initial winds of 39 m.p.h. are expected to arrive at KSC around 1 p.m. today, Sunday.
The storms eye is forecast to be closest to KSC (139 miles) at 2 a.m. Monday, producing maximum sustained winds of 54 m.p.h. for approximately 3 hours. Higher gusts are possible.
Rainfall of 10-12 rain is expected, with up to 18 possible in isolated areas.
A 1 to 3-foot storm surge is forecast.
At present, Irma is expected to exit our immediate area by mid-day Monday, Sept. 11.
KSC remains CLOSED until further notice.