Evacuation and Shelter Information

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Evacuations: Know Your Zone

Evacuation Route and Zone Maps - http://floridadisaster.org/publicmapping/

Brevard County Emergency Management Evacuation  When an Atlantic-approaching hurricane threatens Brevard County, a mandatory evacuation will be called for Zone A, which includes the barrier islands, Merritt Island and some mainland low-lying areas.  In addition, those who live in mobile or manufactured homes, or in low-lying or flood-prone areas are also vulnerable and should also evacuate, whether on the mainland or the barrier islands. Check to see if you are in a low-lying area. Use the search bar to add your address on the Flood Zone Map

For more information contact
Brevard County Emergency Management

Phone: 321.633.6670 • Fax: 321.633.1738 • www.embrevard.com

Shelter Information

Residents who do not plan to stay in public shelters are encouraged to stay with family or friends on the mainland, and to evacuate tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles, as traffic on highways and interstates is likely to be heavier.

For more shelter and evacuation information call the Community Information Hotline at 2-1-1.

Here are important tips for those heading to a shelter:
Citizens going to an evacuation, pet friendly or special needs shelter need to take their own supplies. This list includes:
■ ALL REQUIRED MEDICATIONS AND MEDICAL SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
• Wheelchair/ walker, oxygen, dressings, feeding and suction equipment, diapers, etc.
• Any specific medication or care instructions (2-week supply)
• Name and phone number of physician/home health care agency/ hospital where you receive care
■ DIETARY NEEDS:
If you are on a special diet, you need to bring a 3-day supply of nonperishable food, per person.
■ FOOD AND WATER/ LIQUIDS:
Snacks, juice, sports drinks, water, fruits, crackers (3-day supply)
■ SLEEPING GEAR:
Bring your own pillows, sheets, blankets, portable cot or air mattress, chaise lounge, folding chairs, or sleeping bags for each person. Evacuation shelters tend to be cold so bring a blanket or sweater to keep warm. COTS OR BEDS ARE NOT PROVIDED AT THE SHELTER.
■ IMPORTANT PAPERS:
Wills, deeds, licenses, insurance policies, home inventory, doctor’s orders, Do Not Resuscitate, Living Will, etc.
■ IDENTIFICATION:
ID with photo and current address, and medical identification card
■ CASH:
Check cashing / credit card services may not be available for several days after the storm. BUT: don’t bring too much! There will be no place to secure money
or valuables at the evacuation shelter.
■ COMFORT ITEMS:
Small games, cards, books, magazines, etc.
■ PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS:
Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, towels, brush/comb, dentures, glasses, eye drops, diapers, etc.
■ EXTRA CLOTHING:
A 3-day supply of comfortable clothing with extra sets of underwear and socks

Brevard County Emergency Management
Phone: 321.633.6670 • Fax: 321.633.1738 • www.embrevard.com