September 5, 2017 -
With Hurricane Irma off our coast, it’s time to get ready and make a plan. The first step in creating a plan is gathering information. Find your local emergency contacts and where to seek shelter in the event of an emergency. Below I have listed some helpful resources for constituents to get ready and stay connected.
Helpful Tips: It’s important to understand your home’s vulnerability, if you live in an evacuation area and how to get the National Weather Service forecasts for your area. Also, you can put together a supply kit, become familiar with evacuation routes and talk with your family and neighbors. Make a list of important emergency contacts and radio/TV stations in your area.
Indian River County Emergency Preparedness Contact Information:
Disaster Assistance: FEMA – 800-621-3362 and www.fema.gov
Hurricane Monitoring: NOAAWatch – www.nws.noaa.gov
Flood Insurance: National Flood Insurance Program 888-379-9531
Indian River Emergency Services Operations Center: (772) 567-2154 and www.irces.com
Indian River County Sheriff: (772) 569-6700
National Weather Service Forecast Office: (321) 255-0212 and www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb
U.S. Congressman Bill Posey: DC: (202) 225-3671 / Melbourne: (321) 632-1776 /
Vero Beach: (772) 226-1701 and www.posey.house.gov