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August 30, 2019 8:58 PM

Hurricane Dorian: Mandatory Evacuations Issued

Mandatory evacuations beginning Sunday at 8am have been announced for anyone living on the barrier islands and low-lying or flood prone areas. Please keep yourself and your family safe as this very dangerous storm approaches.

Brevard County Emergency Management
8/30/19 | 8:30PM | #PressRelease: Brevard County Issues Mandatory Evacuation Order Ahead of #Dorian

In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, and due to the uncertainty of the path of devastating winds and storm surge, a mandatory evacuation order has been issued for parts of Brevard County.

The following residents should begin evacuating on Sunday, September 1 at 8 a.m.:

those who live on the barrier islands, including areas from Kennedy Space Center south to the south beaches, and Merritt Island,
those in mobile homes or manufactured housing,
those in low-lying, flood-prone areas,
those with special medical needs such as electrical dependence.

To determine whether an address is located in an evacuation zone, visit https://bit.ly/2wKvjq0 to plug in the address at the search engine in the upper left hand corner.

Shelter details are still being finalized, and will be announced on Sunday, September 1. Public shelters will be made available for general population, families wishing to bring their pets, and those with special medical needs.

Information can be obtained from @BrevardEOC on Twitter, Brevard County Emergency Management on Facebook, www.embrevard.com, by texting BrevardEOC to 888777, or by calling 2-1-1.

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