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Hurricane Dorian Update

Post Date:08/31/2019 5:53 PM

The City of Palm Bay has declared a local state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian.

City of Palm Bay staff are closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Dorian and will continue to prepare for emergency operations. City offices and facilities will be closed ‪Monday, September 2nd, and ‪Tuesday, September 3rd. Any additional closure days will be announced as the timing of hurricane impacts can be more accurately forecast. Closure updates will be posted on the website and the Palm Bay Citizen Information Hotline at (321) 726-5683, so please check back for details.

Mandatory Evacuations:

The County has issued evacuation orders for the barrier islands, residents in low-lying or flood-prone areas, residents living in mobile or manufactured homes, and those with special medical needs such as dependence on electrical equipment. Evacuations are to begin at 8am on Monday, September 2nd. A map of evacuation zones can be found on Brevard County’s website.

Waste Management Monday Routes:

The County landfill will close at 2pm on Monday, September 2nd. Waste Management operations for regularly scheduled Monday customers will run until that time. Monday customers should place carts curbside Sunday evening after 6pm to ensure collection as WM will begin service early at 5:30 am.  Residents who have not been picked up by ‪2pm should bring garbage carts inside or secure them until the storm has passed. Waste Management will resume normal collection services as soon as the County landfill reopens and the City issues the all-clear for trucks to be on the roads.

Though the path of Hurricane Dorian is still uncertain, the City of Palm Bay urges all residents prepare for the impacts associated with a major land-falling hurricane. Residents should have seven days of supplies available, including food, water, and medicine. Home preparations should be completed before elevated winds arrive as Dorian approaches. Please be sure to secure any outdoor furniture, yard décor, or trimmings that may cause damage or block storm drains during the storm. Citizens should be prepared to shelter in place for the duration of the storm or have an evacuation plan ready to be implemented.

Once the hurricane has passed, City officials will assess the situation and determine when a return to normal City operations can be expected. Residents are reminded to shelter in place and refrain from traveling on roadways until the all-clear notification is issued by the City of Palm Bay. Status updates will be made to local media via news releases and through official communications on the City of Palm Bay website, information hotline, and social media accounts.

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