Brevard County, home of Kennedy Space Center and Port Canaveral, Orders Evacuations

Brevard County has posted the following mandatory evacuation notice:

In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, and due to the uncertainty of the path of devastating winds and storm surge, a mandatory evacuation order has been issued for parts of Brevard County. 

The following residents should begin evacuating on Sunday, September 1 at 8 a.m.:

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

To determine whether an address is located in an evacuation zone, visit to plug in the address at the search engine in the upper left hand corner.

Shelter details are still being finalized, and will be announced on Sunday, September 1. Public shelters will be made available for general population, families wishing to bring their pets, and those with special medical needs.

Information can be obtained from @BrevardEOC on Twitter, Brevard County Emergency Management on Facebook,, by texting BrevardEOC to 888777, or by calling 2-1-1.

Kennedy Space Center had previously posted that it would remain open Saturday but would not host any special interest tours that day. It was anticipated to be closed Sunday and Monday.

Port Canaveral, home port of Disney Cruise Line, was at a heightened state of alert and was expecting to fully close at some point closer to the storm’s arrival.

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