Hurricane Dorian Updates

Time to evacuate is NOW. Shelter locations are listed below.

  • The bridges do NOT close prior to the storm.
  • However, at certain wind speeds it becomes too dangerous to cross.
  • All tolls are suspended.
  • Evacuate during daylight hours. 
  • Please contact your neighbors who may not receive CBNN's and tell them to evacuate. 
  • Please stay off the beaches and definitely do not go in the water!
  • If you do not evacuate please remember to stay in your secure shelter until the storm passes. At certain wind speeds First Responders will NOT be able to rescue you.
  • City of Cocoa Beach will be at Level 1 emergency at 5:00pm today. This means all essential personnel will be in the Fire Station or Water Rec for the duration of the storm.
  • Cocoa Beach Police will be on patrol until it becomes unsafe for them to be on the road.


  • 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.

Space Coast Area Transit will provide transportation to three special needs shelters for registered clients.

Although shelters will provide food, residents going to shelters will need to take their own supplies, including bedding, folding chairs or sleeping bags; any needed medications; multiple changes of clothing and sturdy shoes; personal hygiene items; and entertainment items, like games, cards, books, or magazines.

Residents who do not plan to stay in public shelters are encouraged to stay with family or friends on the mainland, and to evacuate tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles, as traffic on highways and interstates is likely to be heavier. A mandatory evacuation order is in place effective at 8 a.m. Monday for residents on the barrier island, low-lying and flood-prone areas, and those living in manufactured or mobile homes.

Mandatory evacuations begin at 8 a.m. to allow residents to take shelter by night

Everyone be safe!

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