Emergency Preparedness



The City of Palm Bay uses Rave Mobile Safety powered by Smart911 to send EMERGENCY notifications by phone, email, text and social media to keep citizens informed of emergencies. More Info

After the Storm

Hurricane Matthew Debris Removal in Final Stages - Estimated Completion Date is December 16, 2016

Beginning November 14, 2016 the City of Palm Bay's disaster debris removal contractor transitions to final stages of debris removal on City maintained roads in response to Hurricane Matthew. Any debris placed in the public right-of-way after this date is not guaranteed for collection from the debris removal contractor. More Info

Travel Information

call 511 for travel infoDuring an emergency, 511 is an essential service to inform you of severe weather alerts, evacuation routes, road and bridges closures, toll suspensions, and more.


Traffic Signal Tips

After the Storm signalized intersections may not be operable. Remember to observe the following rules when approaching an intersection with traffic signals.

  • Flashing YELLOW = proceed with CAUTION
  • Flashing RED  = treat it as a STOP sign
  • Completely DARK = treat it as a FOUR-WAY STOP

City Employees can call the employee Hotline at 321-726-5684 for further information.

Palm Bay Citizens can call 321-726-5683 for further information.


Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season is officially from 1 June to 30 November. There is nothing magical in these dates, and hurricanes have occurred outside of these six months, but these dates were selected to encompass over 97% of tropical activity. June 1st has been the traditional start of the Atlantic hurricane season for decades. However, the end date has been slowly shifted outward, from October 31st to November 15th until its current date of November 30th.

We recommend families consider these three ideas when making a plan: who to call, where to meet and what to pack.

Access age-appropriate tools and resources to introduce conversations about disaster preparedness to children on www.ready.gov/kids, including a downloadable family emergency plan, emergency kit checklists and guidelines on how to make preparedness a year-round family activity.

Additional Resources


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As you evacuate, know where you are going & leave early.

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Hurricane season lasts June 1 to November 30.

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Store enough drinking water to last for at least 2 weeks.

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If you must evacuate, always take your pets.

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Pets are not allowed in most shelters. Check before arriving for pet friendly shelters.