WATCH: Brevard Emergency Management Director Kimberly Prosser Discusses Hurricane Season and More
By Space Coast Daily // July 9, 2019
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SPACE COAST DAILY TV: SIT DOWN WITH STEVE – Brevard County Emergency Management Kimberly Prosser discusses hurricane season, hazards and more with Steve Wilson of the Friday Night Locker Room.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Hurricane Season has arrived and Brevard County Emergency Management Director Kimberly Prosser urges you and your family to get prepared.
Brevard County Emergency Management is responsible for the disaster preparedness of Space Coast residents.
It is also responsible for communication and coordination of emergency services before, during, and after a disaster; development of contingency and preparedness plans; and providing education on how to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters.
Emergency Management is an independent department of the county government, reporting to the Board of County Commissioners through the County Manager’s Office.
How to Receive Emergency Alerts in Brevard County
• Wireless Emergency Alerts: These are sent to your cell phone and bounce off the cell towers only in a certain/affected area for:
– Weather-related alerts issued by the National Weather Service
– Amber Alerts (missing children) issued by law enforcement
– Other imminent threats to life or safety issued by Emergency Management
Alerts issued by the President
These alerts look like a short text message and have a unique tone and vibration and you do not need to sign up for them; they are automatically enabled.
All cell phones with Wireless Emergency Alerts enabled will receive alerts issued for the designated area, per their GPS location, even if they are visiting from another area.
If you register phone numbers and/or email addresses with AlertBrevard, you can receive automated notifications about boil-water notices, shelter-in-place or evacuation orders, law enforcement activity, etc. for your area.
These are based on the address you provide, such as your home, business, or elderly parent’s home. You may choose a telephone call, text message and/or email delivery methods.
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This system is used by emergency management, the sheriff’s office, and local police and utility departments.
If you select “See First” on Brevard County Emergency Management’s Facebook page, posts will show up at the top of your news feed when you log in or open the app.
You can follow on Twitter @BrevardEOC
Text message (text BREVARDEOC to 888777)
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Hurricane Season has arrived and Brevard County Emergency Management Director Kimberly Prosser discusses the ways in which you and your family can prepare. (Brevard Emergency Management video)
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