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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
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 3:17 PM

Brevard County Opens Shelters for Hurricane Ian

Brevard County, FL -- Brevard County will open 3 shelters at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, for residents who live in flood-prone or low-lying areas needing safe harbor from potentially dangerous wind and water conditions anticipated from Hurricane Ian, which is expected to begin impacting the county some time Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.

The following shelters will be pet-friendly and available for our special needs and general population:

  • Max K. Rodes Community Center, 3410 Flanagan Ave West Melbourne, FL 32904
  • Walter Butler Community Center, 4201 N Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32927
  • Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne, FL 32935

Space Coast Area Transit will provide transportation to the shelters for registered special needs clients.

Although shelters will provide food, residents going to shelters will need to take their own supplies, including bedding, folding chairs, or sleeping bags; any needed medications; multiple changes of clothing and and sturdy shoes; personal hygiene items; and entertainment items, like games, cards, books or magazines.

For more information about this and other Hurricane Ian questions, call the Community Information Hotline at 2-1-1.