Hurricane Dorian Update #11
September 3, 2019

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Hurricane Dorian Update #11
September 3, 2019

🌊 Storm Surge WARNING 🌊

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#StormSurge is fast & dangerous flooding caused by hurricane winds. Find out your risk with @NOAA’s hazard maps: Storm surge is also due in part to the low pressure, high winds and high waves associated with a hurricane.

  • The best way to survive a storm surge is to heed evacuation orders and leave before the surge arrives
  • The storm surge can cause significant flooding and cost people their lives if they're caught unexpected
  • The extreme rise in water levels and strong winds can cause severe flooding, property damage, and beach + coastal highway erosion
  • Be prepared for power outages
  • Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater
  • Floodwater is toxic – never play or swim in floodwater

Evacuation Order in Effect

  • The most vulnerable portions of Brevard County are under a mandatory evacuation order
  • The following residents should evacuate ASAP:
    • Those in mobile homes or manufactured housing
    • Those in low-lying, flood-prone areas
    • Those with special medical needs such as electrical dependence
    • Those who live on the barrier islands - the City of Cape Canaveral is on a barrier island
    • Other affected areas include the Kennedy Space Center south to the south beaches, and Merritt Island
  • ALL tolls have been suspended for evacuations. For the most up-to-date information, travelers can dial 5-1-1 on their phone or visit
  • When winds reach tropical storm force (39 mph) - 9-1-1 emergency service will cease! YOU WILL BE ON YOUR OWN
  • Bridges/causeways will close AFTER the storm and reopen simultaneously after inspections by the Florida Department of Transportation 
Find more evacuation information from @BrevardEOC on Twitter and Facebook,, by texting BrevardEOC to 888777, or by calling 2-1-1.

Brevard County Shelters
OPEN - Heed the Evacuation!

Brevard County opened 14 shelters for residents needing safe harbor from potentially dangerous wind and water conditions anticipated from Hurricane Dorian.

The following shelters are open:

  • Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John
  • Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
  • Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne
  • Ted Whitlock Community Center at Fred Poppe Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Rd NW, Palm Bay
General Population:
  • Apollo Elementary School, 3085 Knox McRae Dr., Titusville
  • Walter Butler Community Center at Bernice Jackson Park, 4201 US Highway 1, Cocoa
  • Manatee Elementary School, 3425 Viera Blvd., Viera
  • Sherwood Elementary School, 2541 Post Road, Melbourne
  • Bayside High School, 1901 DeGroodt Rd. S.W. Palm Bay
  • South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., Micco
  • NEW! Mims Elementary School, 2582 US1, Mims

Shelter Supply List

EOC Shelter graphic
What to Bring to a Shelter
Take your own supplies, some of which may be found in your disaster supply kit:
  • Bring pillows, sheets, blankets, portable cot or air mattress, chaise lounge, folding chairs, or sleeping bags.
    • Cots or beds are not provided
  • If you are on a special diet, bring a supply of nonperishable food that will be sufficient for 3 days per person.
  • Multiple changes of clothing and sturdy shoes
  • Required medications and medical support equipment:
    • Wheelchair/walker, oxygen, dressings, feeding and suction equipment, diapers, etc.
  • Personal hygiene items:
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, towels, brush/comb, dentures, glasses, eye drops, diapers, etc.
  • Entertainment items:
    • Games, cards, books, magazines, etc.
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Have a Pet?
  • Pet-friendly shelters are designed to accommodate household pets with their human family members. Owners are responsible for the feeding, care, clean-up and behavior of their pets.
  • If you go to a pet-friendly shelter, you will need:
    • Current rabies vaccination certificate
    • Shot records
    • Leash and collar
    • County animal license tags
    • Crate or cage for each animal
    • Pet food
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Newspaper or pet pad
    • Comfort items for your pets
    • Medications

Hurricane Dorian Update

5:15 am 9/3 | Dorian Update

Conditions at the beach at this time are VERY DANGEROUS! Do not attempt to go into the water, and stay away from the shore.

Tropical storm force winds arrive to the Treasure Coast this morning and to Brevard County early this afternoon.

National Hurricane Center 5 a.m. Update graphic

Hurricane + City Updates

City of Cape Canaveral Community, Stay safe!
Stephanie Johnson
Community Engagement Manager
(321) 868 - 1231 Office
(321) 423 - 0608 Cell
City Offices Closed 9/3 +9/4 graphic

City Offices Closed 9/3 + 9/4
Based on current projections for Hurricane Dorian's arrival/impact anywhere between 2 a.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday (via NOAA and the NHC) - All City Offices will be closed both Tuesday (9/3) and Wednesday (9/4).



The City of Cape Canaveral Special City Council Meeting scheduled for TODAY at 5:30 p.m., and the Regular City Council Meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. TODAY have been cancelled due to the projected arrival/impact of Hurricane Dorian.

The City of Cape Canaveral Planning & Zoning Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. has been cancelled due to the projected arrival/impact of Hurricane Dorian.

Reliable Information

As news stories about Hurricane Dorian begin to proliferate through our phones, feeds and screens - please ensure you rely on dependable, official weather sources such as the National Hurricane Center or the local National Weather Service office in Melbourne for information regarding this and all future tropical systems.  Text BREVARDEOC to 888777 to sign up for alerts from the Brevard County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). To receive City emergency notifications text 32920 (zip code) to 888777. Brevard County Emergency Operations Center’s Twitter and Facebook account can be found through the following links:   For additional and more detailed info about hurricane preparedness and the City of Cape Canaveral please go to:
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