BPS Emergency Preparedness Information

BPS Emergency Preparedness Information

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"To avoid being left unprepared, educate yourself and your family about what steps need to be taken before a disaster occurs." - Brevard EOC 


School Closure Procedures

In the event of a weather emergency, the superintendent of Brevard Public Schools is the only person who will give the directive that schools are to close due to extreme weather conditions. Should the district close, we will communicate the closure to parents, teachers and staff through our rapid notification system. This will come in the form of voicemail and email. For subscribers to our mobile app you will also receive a push notification and for those who have registered their cell phone number, you will receive a text message.



This site will be updated to reflect school closures and reopenings.



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Additionally, for new information regarding school closure/reopening, visit  www.brevardschools.org or follow us on Twitter (@BrevardSchools) or “like” us on Facebook (Brevard Public Schools Official) for the latest updates. 



Weather Alerts

To stay informed about the latest weather updates, please visit embrevard.com or follow Brevard County Emergency Management on Twitter (@BrevardEOC), or on Facebook by searching “Brevard County Emergency Management”. You can also sign up for text messages updates by texting: “Follow BrevardEOC” to the number 40404.



General Shelter Information

Shelter openings are incident-specific. Never go to a shelter unless local officials have announced it is open.


Plan for the following at a shelter:

  • Be sure to take enough food and supplies to last several days, including special diet foods, as food may not be readily available at the Shelter.
  • Bring bottled water (2 qts/person/day) and other beverages/juices/soft drinks.
  • Bring a manual can opener, eating utensils, paper plates, cups and napkins/paper towels.
  • Infant formula/food/diapers.
  • Have a 2 week supply of medications & First Aid Kit.
  • Cash or Travelers Checks.
  • Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, folding chairs. BEDDING IS NOT PROVIDED IN PUBLIC SHELTERS.
  • Personal hygiene items and changes of clothing.
  • Flashlight, battery powered radio/TV and spare batteries, cards, games, books and toys.


Do Not Take Pets (except Guide Dogs), Alcoholic Beverages Or Weapons Of Any Kind To Public Shelters. 


For shelter information, please visit the Brevard Emergency Management site.



Helpful Links - Brevard County EOC


Evacuations Routes




Special Needs




Other Ways to Stay Informed about Weather


1. Register for email or text weather alerts through local TV stations: WESH Channel 2, WKMG Channel 6, WFTV Channel 9, News Channel 13


2. Call 2-1-1: 2-1-1 Brevard provides information and assistance in times of emotional, financial and community crisis day-to-day and before, during and after a disaster.