8/31/19 | 2:30PM | #PressRelease#Dorian Slows; Brevard County Delays Mandatory Evacuations 24 Hours 

Brevard County emergency officials have announced a 24-hour delay in mandatory evacuations, and are now calling for evacuations to begin at 8 a.m. Monday due to a slowing but still dangerous Hurricane Dorian.

The following residents should START evacuating on Monday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m.:
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, including areas from Kennedy Space Center south to the south beaches, and Merritt Island.
The mandatory evacuation was initially to begin at 8 a.m. Sunday. However, the path of the slow-moving Dorian has allowed more time for residents to prepare for a major water and wind event still threatening Brevard County beginning on Tuesday.

"This is not your government saying we're out of harm's way," said Public Safety Director Matt Wallace. "This is still a killer storm. We want our residents to remain vigilant, to protect your family and loved ones and to make smart decisions.

"A decision is also pending on the opening of County shelters. Depending on Dorian's progress, County officials stressed evacuations and potential shelter openings could be subject to change.

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