This page contains all news updates issued by the City of Melbourne regarding Hurricane Dorian. This page will be updated as conditions change.
Countywide updates regarding shelters, evacuation routes, causeway re-openings after the storm, and other important information, will be distributed by Brevard County Emergency Management on their Twitter and Facebook pages.
To get text alerts from the county, text the number 888777 with the message BrevardEOC.
You can also call 211 with specific questions or concerns. If you don't have a 321 area code, you can call 321-632-6688.
Hurricane season has begun -- take steps now to prepare
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.
- Get tips and templates from the Florida Division of Emergency Management's website.
- Learn more about evacuations and causeways.
- See tips for preparing your home.
- View School Closure Procedures provided by Brevard Public Schools and find out who to follow for updates.
- Be prepared for potential disruption of utilities during a hurricane.
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.
- Visit the City of Melbourne’s website home page for city updates during an emergency.
- You can also get updates on the city's Facebook and Twitter pages.
- Sign up for Code Red to receive emergency notices via phone, cell phone, text, or e-mail regarding the city's water service and precautionary boil water alerts.
- To sign up online: melbourneflorida.org/code-red.
- If you cannot register online, call (321) 608-5080.
Brevard County Emergency Preparedness Guide includes information about Brevard County evacuation routes, shelters, and important phone numbers.
- 2-1-1 Brevard provides information and assistance in times of emotional, financial and community crisis day-to-day and before, during and after a disaster. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember number and provides access to trained specialists around the clock – 24-hours a day, 365 days a year
Other Helpful Resources
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.