Brevard County Gearing Up For Hurricane Season
By Space Coast Daily // May 14, 2012
Taking Stock Now
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Office of Emergency Management will participate in a statewide hurricane exercise May 23 to gear up for the upcoming hurricane season, which starts June 1.
As part of the exercise, local emergency managers will monitor the progress of “Hurricane Rowan” and respond to simulated impacts, obstacles and challenges that would face the Space Coast.
Officials from various Brevard County government agencies, along with other area organizations, will respond to the Emergency Operations Center in Rockledge to participate in the drill and take appropriate actions that would be necessary in a real weather emergency.‘
The daylong exercise is used to strengthen existing partnerships, familiarize those with new or added responsibilities and identify opportunities for improvement.
“This exercise is not only the time for public and private sector agencies to coordinate, but residents should also use this time to prepare themselves,” said Kimberly Prosser, Brevard County Emergency Management Director.
As hurricane season approaches, it’s recommended residents stock up with various storm supplies that includes fresh batteries, flashlights, food and water for 72 hours and a weather radio.
“I encourage every Brevard County resident to Make a Plan, Get a Kit and Stay Informed,” Prosser said.
Hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 31.
Residents can stay informed this season by visiting www.embrevard.com, following @BrevardEOC on Twitter or via text messaging, or liking “Brevard County Emergency Management” on Facebook.