Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. Follow these key steps to be sure you, your family and your business are ready in the event a destructive storm heads for our shores.

MAKE A PLAN
Where will you go? What evacuation route will you take? What supplies, medications, and documents will you need? It's important to sort all of these details out well before a storm approaches. Create a plan for you, your family and your business. Helpful tools, including a checklist to guide you through the process, can be found on the Florida Division of Emergency Management's website: http://www.floridadisaster.org/family/. For a list of shelters and evacuation routes in Brevard County visit: http://www.brevardcounty.us/EmergencyManagement/Preparedness/Shelters.

BUILD A KIT
Your kit should contain enough food, water and medications to support yourself and your family for at least 3 days. If you have pets, include supplies for their needs as well.

STAY INFORMED
Information is critical before, during and after a disaster or emergency. Residents and businesses in Melbourne and Brevard County can access several resources to help you get the information you need:


OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

Ready.gov
Federal website providing helpful information about hurricanes and what do to before during and after a storm.

National Hurricane Center
National site providing storm tracking & forecasts.

Florida Division of Emergency Management
State agency that plans for and responds to both natural and man-made disasters.

Brevard County Emergency Preparedness Guide
This helpful guide includes information about Brevard County evacuation routes, shelters, and important phone numbers.

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