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.
Brevard County Delays Mandatory Evacuations Until Monday
Brevard County emergency officials have announced a 24-hour delay in mandatory evacuations, and are now calling for evacuations to begin at 8 a.m. Monday due to a slowing but still dangerous Hurricane Dorian.
The following residents should START evacuating on Monday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m.:
- those in mobile homes or manufactured housing,
- those in low-lying, flood-prone areas,
- those with special medical needs such as electrical dependence,
- those who live on the barrier islands, including areas from Kennedy Space Center south to the south beaches, and Merritt Island.
The mandatory evacuation was initially to begin at 8 a.m. Sunday. However, the path of the slow-moving Dorian has allowed more time for residents to prepare for a major water and wind event still threatening Brevard County beginning on Tuesday.
"This is not your government saying we're out of harm's way," said Public Safety Director Matt Wallace. "This is still a killer storm. We want our residents to remain vigilant, to protect your family and loved ones and to make smart decisions.
"A decision is also pending on the opening of County shelters. Depending on Dorian's progress, County officials stressed evacuations and potential shelter openings could be subject to change.
To determine whether an address is located in an evacuation zone, visit https://bit.ly/2wKvjq0 to plug in the address at the search engine in the upper left hand corner.
Information can be obtained from @BrevardEOC on Twitter, Brevard County Emergency Management on Facebook, www.embrevard.com, by texting BrevardEOC to 888777, or by calling 2-1-1.