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U.S. Congressman Bill Posey

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Hurricane Preparedness Resources


Washington, 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.

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Brevard County All Hazards Readiness Guide

Brevard County Emergency Preparedness Booklet

Brevard County Shelter Locations

Brevard County Information for Individuals with Special Needs

Brevard County Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Indian River County Shelter Locations

Indian River County Disaster Preparedness for Pets


Brevard 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 and http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/  
National Weather Service Forecast Office, Melbourne: 321-255-0212 and www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb  
Florida Emergency Information Line: (only activated during disasters) 1-800-342-3557 or www.floridadisaster.org  
Brevard County Emergency Operations: 321-637-6670 or http://www.embrevard.com  
Brevard Sheriff: North Area: 321-264-5208 /East Area: 321-454-6652/ South Area: 321-952-6371
U.S. Congressman Bill Posey: DC: 202-225-3671 /Local: 321-632-1776 / www.posey.house.gov  

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
and http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/
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

Orange County Emergency Preparedness Contact Information:
American Red Cross – 407-894-4141 and toll free 1-866-438-4636 and www.redcross.org  
Electric: Duke Energy- 407-629-1010 or 1-800-228-8485 or www.Duke-energy.com  Orlando Utilities Commission – 407-423-9018 and http://www.ouc.com/  
Orange County Office of Emergency Management – 407-836-9140 – e-mail – ocoem@ocfl.net  
http://www.orangecountyfl.net/EmergencySafety/DisasterPreparedness.aspx#.WbGGcbKGOJA
Orange County Sheriff – For non-emergency information call 407-836-4357 - For emergencies call 911
Orange County Resource Line - call 311
National Weather Service Forecast Office, Melbourne – 321-255-0212 and www.srh.noaa.gov/mlbl  
Special needs shelter (must pre-register) call 407-836-9319
Emergency Medical Services – 407-836-8960








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