Hurricane Preparation

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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.

See's Build a Kit page for lists of basic and additional supplies, including items that may be needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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. If you cannot register online, call (321) 608-5080.

  • You can also get announcements on the Brevard County's Facebook page and Brevard County's Twitter page. To get text alerts from the county, text the number 888777 with the message BrevardEOC. 

  • 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 is a federal website providing helpful information about hurricanes and what do to before during and after a storm.

National Hurricane Center website provides storm tracking and forecasts.

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