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Brevard County Emergency Management
1746 Cedar Street
Rockledge, Florida 32955-3133
Office: (321) 637-6670
Fax: (321) 633-1738
Rachel Horst
Public Information Officer
(321) 634-2165
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 9:06 AM

Brevard County Issues Recommended Evacuation Order Ahead of Tropical Storm Nicole

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. -- In preparation for Tropical Storm Nicole, Brevard County is issuing a recommended evacuation for parts of Brevard County starting Nov. 9.

Evacuation is recommended for the following groups:

  • Residents who live on the barrier islands, including areas from Kennedy Space Center to south beaches, and Merritt Island
  • Residents in mobile homes or manufactured housing
  • Residences in low-lying, flood-prone areas
  • Any residents with special medical needs such as electrical dependence

While the recommended evacuation is effective starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, residents may leave at any time. We encourage evacuating residents to stay with friends or family, hotels if they have the means, or use one of our public shelters.

Shelter details are being finalized and will be announced later this afternoon. All shelters will be available for general population, families wishing to bring their pets, and those with medical special needs.

Text BREVARDEOC to 888777 to sign up for emergency notifications from Brevard County Emergency Management. Residents are are also encouraged to follow @BrevardEOC on Twitter, Brevard County Emergency Management on Facebook, visit, or call 2-1-1 for more information.