Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Brevard County Hurricane Shelters


BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – Brevard County will open 8 general population shelters and 3 pet friendly shelters at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, for Brevard County residents who need a safe haven from Hurricane Matthew.


The shelter locations are as follows:

General Population Shelters

Mims Elementary, 2582 U.S. Highway 1, Mims

Imperial Estates, 900 Imperial Estates Lane, Titusville

Walter Butler Community Center, 4201 U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa

Manatee Elementary, 3425 Viera Blvd., Viera

Sherwood Elementary, 2541 Post Road, Melbourne

Meadowlane Intermediate, 2700 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne

Bayside High School, 1901 DeGroodt Road S.W., Palm Bay

South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., Micco

Special Needs Shelters

If you are an individual with special medical needs, contact Brevard County Emergency Management at (321)637-6670, option #2 for assistance.

Pet Friendly Shelters

Port St John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John
Viera Regional Park, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
Ted Whitlock Community Center at Palm Bay Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Road N.W., Palm Bay

Shelters will be staffed by Brevard County Government and Brevard Public Schools staff, FDOH, and American Red Cross.

The Brevard County Emergency Management Office has the following important tips for those heading to a public shelter:

Citizens going to an evacuation, pet friendly or special needs shelter need to take their own supplies.


This list includes:

ALL REQUIRED MEDICATIONS AND MEDICAL SUPPORT EQUIPMENT:
Wheelchair/ walker, oxygen, dressings, feeding and suction equipment, diapers, etc.
Any specific medication or care instructions (2-week supply)
Name and phone number of physician/home health care agency/ hospital where you receive care

DIETARY NEEDS:
If you are on a special diet, you need to bring a 3-day supply of nonperishable food, per person.

FOOD AND WATER/ LIQUIDS:
Snacks, juice, sports drinks, water, fruits, crackers (3-day supply)

SLEEPING GEAR:
Bring your own pillows, sheets, blankets, portable cot or air mattress, chaise lounge, folding chairs, or sleeping bags for each person. Evacuation shelters tend to be cold so bring a blanket or sweater to keep warm. COTS OR BEDS ARE NOT PROVIDED AT THE SHELTER.

IMPORTANT PAPERS:
Wills, deeds, licenses, insurance policies, home inventory, doctor’s orders, Do Not Resuscitate, Living Will, etc.

IDENTIFICATION:
ID with photo and current address, and medical identification card

CASH:
Check cashing / credit card services may not be available for several days after the storm. BUT: don’t bring too much! There will be no place to secure money
or valuables at the evacuation shelter.

COMFORT ITEMS:
Small games, cards, books, magazines, etc.

PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS:
Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, towels, brush/comb, dentures, glasses, eye drops, diapers, etc.

EXTRA CLOTHING:
A 3-day supply of comfortable clothing with extra sets of underwear and socks.