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Brevard Emergency Management
Melbourne, FL Weather Service Office
National Hurricane Center NOAA
Pre-Season - what to do months before the actual season arrives.
Hurricane Shutter Guide
Insurance Check-up
6 Questions to ask about your Insurance
Season Begins
To Do's as the season starts
Develop the Family Plan
Have a Pet Plan - don't forget fido and fluffy.
Approaching Storm
Overview of preparations
Supplies List
Food List
Don't rely on finding a hotel room when the storm comes   tips
Watch and Track
Interactive Tracking Map
Printable Tracking Chart
Personal Hurricane Software
Media coverage  - Websites to lots of weather coverage and hurricane information
Satellite Overview of the tropics
Evacuate or not
Should I go or stay ?
Evacuation plans
What to take to a shelter
During the Storm
Tips while the storm is passing
After the Storm
What to do if you've exhausted your water?
What a mess, what now?
Assess the damage
Generators - wattage guide | using a generator properly
Emergency Hotlines
Anatomy of a Hurricane
Intensities and Terms
How hurricanes create storm surge
Evolution of a hurricane
All you want to know about formation


    Hurricane Guide

Improving Structural Integrity

Consider materials that provide extra protection such as wind resistant shingles, tile or metal roofing, impact resistant panes, reinforced garage doors

- Professional assistance recommended!
- Install attic bracing.
- Attach hurricane straps to where roof and walls meet
- Nail or screw down all shingles
- Replace turbine fans with fixed vents


Exterior Doors and Windows
- Attach reinforcing bolts to inside of exterior doors, including fixed side of double-doors
- Strengthen garage doors, especially extra wide ones, with heavy hinges, strong center and end supports, bracing across each panel
- Replace loose or twisted garage door tracks; attach to wall or masonry
- Ensure windows fit securely in frames
- Window laminates hold shattered glass in place-also good for irregular shaped or difficult to reach windows

Storm Shutters / Plywood  
- Easiest and most effective way to protect home from water and debris if installed properly
- 1/2 inch marine plywood recommended for it's strength and long-life
- Label each shutter/wood sheet with corresponding window