Plan Ahead for Your Family’s Safety!
The most important thing to remember during an emergency is that you need to stay informed.
- Palm Bay Citizen Information Hotline (321) 726-5683
- City Employee Information Hotline (321) 726-5684
- The City of Palm Bay uses AlertBrevard to send EMERGENCY notifications by phone, email, text and social media to keep citizens informed of emergencies. Register for Emergency Notifications
- Brevard County Emergency Preparedness Guide includes information about Brevard County evacuation routes, shelters, and important phone numbers.
- Emergency Dial 9-1-1
- Police Non-Emergency Line (321) 952-3456
- Water/Sewer Emergency (321) 952-3478
Residents are encouraged to stay informed by following updates from official sources. Information on the COVID-19 pandemic is available at the following resources:
The most current information about City of Palm Bay reopening details will be posted here: City of Palm Bay COVID-19 Information and Updates
COVID-19 Information Hotline
1-888-779-6121, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
The 211 Helpline is available 24/7 to connect you with resources for food, mental health, legal support and more. Those in need of help can dial 2-1-1 or call (321) 632-6688. Visit United Way of Brevard for additional information.
The Atlantic hurricane season is officially from June 1st to November 30th. Although hurricanes have been known to occur outside of these months, these are the dates that were selected to encompass over 97% of tropical activity. Living in Florida, you should always have a plan in place to ensure you are ready in the event that a disaster strikes. More Information
Tornado Safety Tips
- The safest place to be is an underground shelter, basement or safe room.
- A small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building is the next safest alternative.
- In multi-story buildings, interior stairwells are good choices if no windowless areas are available. Do not use elevators.
- Mobile homes are not safe during tornadoes or other severe winds.
- During a tornado watch (not warning), sleep with your shoes, helmet, and cell phone nearby.
Get more tips at Ready.gov - Tornadoes
Warning or Watch - Know the Difference
Tornado Watch: Be Prepared!
Tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room. Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.
Tornado Warning: Take Action!
A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. There is imminent danger to life and property. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Warnings typically encompass a much smaller area (around the size of a city) that may be impacted.
Need a charge?
This hurricane season, don't forget that Palm Bay City Hall is home to three FPL Connect solar trees. These solar-powered charging stations come in handy when the power goes out following a hurricane or strong storm. Palm Bay's three solar trees are part of 100 that have been installed across the state, all thanks to the FPL Connect SolarNow partnership!
FEMA Assistance - Apply/Check your status by phone (800) 621-3362
Price Gouging Complaints - Price gauging on essential commodities (food, ice, gas, etc.) is illegal during or after a state of emergency. If anyone is doing so, please report them to the Attorney General's price gauging hotline at (866) 966-7226
Florida 511 Travel Alerts - During an emergency, Florida 511 is an essential service to inform you of severe weather alerts, evacuation routes, road and bridges closures, toll suspensions, and more. Call 511
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. Contact (850) 413-9900
Brevard County Emergency Management: Citizen Hotline Dial 211
State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida. The SAIL hotline is: (800) 342-3557
Elder Affairs: (800) 963-5337
Red Cross: (321) 723-2586
United Way: (321) 631-2740
Brevard County Public Schools: (321) 633-1000 ext. 797
Eastern Florida State College: (321) 632-1111
University of Central Florida: (321) 433-7821
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (800) 232-4636
Florida Insurance Claim Hotline: (800) 277-8676
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.
Disaster Contractors Network - Connecting property owners and building professionals with storm related goods and services.