Brevard County Emergency Management Officials Join Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts

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Prosser and Dean are working with directors from Polk County and Flagler County

Brevard County Emergency Management Director Kimberly Prosser and Emergency Management Planning Coordinator Kate Dean were deployed to the Florida Panhandle on Thursday as part of a six-member Emergency Operations Center support team in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. (Brevard County Emergency Management image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Emergency Management Director Kimberly Prosser and Emergency Management Planning Coordinator Kate Dean were deployed to the Florida Panhandle on Thursday as part of a six-member Emergency Operations Center support team in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.

Prosser and Dean are working with directors from Polk County and Flagler County emergency management offices and their staffs as the recovery begins from the Category 4 hurricane that made landfall on Wednesday. The effort is part of a statewide mutual aid agreement.

“This was a devastating hurricane and the recovery could take years,” Prosser said. “It’s important in times of need that we do what we can to help our fellow citizens get their lives back to normal as soon as possible and hopefully, if the need ever arises, they would do the same for us.”

Other opportunities for assistance may be available in the days and months ahead. Brevard County Government has a paid emergency/disaster leave policy that allows employees that meet certain criteria to volunteer to provide specific kinds of emergency services in state and national disasters.

“I’m proud that we have employees who are willing and able to quickly respond and render aid and manpower as part of this recovery effort,” County Manager Frank Abbate said.

Prosser and Dean are prepared for a 14-day deployment assisting emergency management response and recovery operations in Calhoun County.

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