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Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Once again hurricane season has arrived and it’s time to start forming our plans

With Hurricane Dorian 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. 



Brevard County Emergency Preparedness Contact Information:
Disaster Assistance: FEMA – 800-621-3362   
Hurricane Monitoring: NOAAWatch
Flood Insurance: National Flood Insurance Program 888-379-9531 and 888-356-6329   
Florida Emergency Information Line: (only activated during disasters) 1-800-342-3557 or   
Brevard County Emergency Operations: 321-637-6670 or
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 

Indian River County Emergency Preparedness Contact Information
Disaster Assistance: FEMA – 800-621-3362
Hurricane Monitoring: NOAAWatch
Flood Insurance: National Flood Insurance Program 888-379-9531 and 888-356-6329 
Indian River Emergency Services Operations Center: (772) 567-2154 and
Indian River County Sheriff: (772) 569-6700 
U.S. Congressman Bill Posey: DC: (202) 225-3671 /Vero Beach: (772) 226-1701 

Orange County Emergency Preparedness Contact Information: 
American Red Cross 407-894-4141 and toll free 1-866-438-4636  
Electric: Duke Energy- 407-629-1010 or 1-800-228-8485
Orlando Utilities Commission407-423-9018
Orange County Office of Emergency Management – 407-836-9140 
     e-mail – ocoem@ocfl.net    
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  
Special needs shelter (must pre-register) call 407-836-9319 
Emergency Medical Services – 407-836-8960

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