Brevard County Emergency Management Office
1746 Cedar Street
Rockledge, FL 32955
Fax: (321) 633-1738
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air, and often (but not always) is visible as a funnel cloud. Tornadoes have the ability to develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. The damage from a tornado is a result of
the high wind velocity and wind-blown debris. Tornadoes can occur any time during the year, and they tend to occur in the afternoons and evenings. The Enhanced Fujita scale is a common way of measuring the strength of tornadoes. The scale ranges from
EF0 tornadoes that may cause minimal damage through to EF5 tornadoes, which cause massive amounts of damage.
If you receive a Tornado Warning via Wireless Emergency Alert to your cell phone, you are in the possible path of a tornado. Take shelter immediately!
Tornado danger signs include:
Due to the unpredictable patterns of tornadoes, and because Florida has a relatively high re-occurrence frequency, the entire county and all of its municipalities are at risk for tornado-related wind or debris damage.
Brevard County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 3.3 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in Brevard County have caused 12 fatalities and 638 injuries as recorded between 1950 and 2004.
Brevard County Board of County Commissioners
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