Brevard Public Schools Working Closely With Brevard County Emergency Management To Monitor Hurricane Irma
By Space Coast Daily // September 5, 2017
stay tuned for possible school closures
SPACE COAST DAILY BREAKING NEWS: Space Coast Daily begins live updates as powerful Category 5 Hurricane Irma approaches Florida – 11 a.m. Tuesday National Hurricane Center update.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools is working closely with Brevard County Emergency Management to monitor Hurricane Irma’s track and plan accordingly.
“We will report decisions as soon as possible regarding potential school closures, the rescheduling of extracurricular activities and policies on absences,” BPS said on its Facebook page.
“Look for twice-daily updates from BPS via email, social media outlets, on the BPS Mobile app and through Blackboard Connect, our rapid notification system.”
For emergency preparedness tips, visit the BPS website or the school district’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
BPS Closure Procedures
In the event of a weather emergency, the superintendent of Brevard Public Schools is the only person who will give the directive that schools are to close due to extreme weather conditions.
Should the district close, we will communicate the closure to parents, teachers and staff through our rapid notification system. This will come in the form of voicemail and email. For subscribers to our mobile app you will also receive a push notification and for those who have registered their cell phone number, you will receive a text message.
Download the BPS mobile app: Apple iTunes Google Play
General Shelter Information
Shelter openings are incident-specific. Never go to a shelter unless local officials have announced it is open.
Plan for the following at a shelter:
- Be sure to take enough food and supplies to last several days, including special diet foods, as food may not be readily available at the Shelter.
- Bring bottled water (2 qts/person/day) and other beverages/juices/soft drinks.
- Bring a manual can opener, eating utensils, paper plates, cups and napkins/paper towels.
- Infant formula/food/diapers.
- Have a 2 week supply of medications & First Aid Kit.
- Cash or Travelers Checks.
- Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, folding chairs. BEDDING IS NOT PROVIDED IN PUBLIC SHELTERS.
- Personal hygiene items and changes of clothing.
- Flashlight, battery powered radio/TV and spare batteries, cards, games, books and toys.
Do Not Take Pets (except Guide Dogs), Alcoholic Beverages Or Weapons Of Any Kind To Public Shelters.
For shelter information, please visit the Brevard Emergency Management site.