PLAN AHEAD For Your Family’s Safety!
Would you and your family be prepared if a natural or man-made disaster were to strike? Do you have emergency supplies gathered in case your community had to evacuate during a hurricane? If you answered no to these questions, you are not alone. Statistics show that people are ill prepared when a disaster strikes them. To avoid being left unprepared, educate yourself and your family about what steps need to be taken before a disaster occurs.
Everyday, there are disasters throughout the world - fires, floods, earthquakes, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, hazardous materials incidents, etc. It is naive to think that you will never be a victim of a disaster, especially in Florida where hurricanes frequently threaten each year. Preparation and knowledge are the keys to surviving when disasters strike.
Evacuation Planning - Stay or Go?
Type your address into the white box with the magnifying glass below to see what your zone is, then click the legend icon to the left of the search box for the zone letter.
Zone A (Red): When an Atlantic-approaching hurricane threatens Brevard County, a mandatory evacuation will be called for Zone A, which includes the barrier islands, Merritt Island and some mainland low-lying areas. In addition, those who live in mobile or manufactured homes, or in low-lying or flood-prone areas are also vulnerable and should also evacuate, whether on the mainland or the barrier islands.
All portions of the islands are included in an evacuation due to storm surge which can affect causeway and bridge approaches, making it impossible for vehicles to access. In addition, it is not safe for high-profile vehicles, like fire trucks or ambulances, to traverse bridges when wind speed exceeds 40 MPH. Storm surge zones are based on scientific information from the National Hurricane Center and the most recent Statewide Regional Evacuation Study. Storm surge depends on a number of different factors and is incident specific.
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