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.

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: For a list of shelters and evacuation routes in Brevard County visit:

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.

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:

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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