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Hurricane season has begun -- take steps now to prepare

Post Date:06/01/2018 10:59 AM

Hurricane Matthew

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.


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.

Brevard County Emergency Management offers a helpful list of basic and additional supplies.


Stay Informed

Information is critical before, during and after a disaster or emergency.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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