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.
Brevard County Emergency Management offers a helpful list of basic and additional supplies.
Visit the City of Melbourne’s website home page for city updates during an 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.
Brevard County Emergency Preparedness Guide includes information about Brevard County evacuation routes, shelters, and important phone numbers. 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
Ready.gov 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.