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Mandatory evacuation order delayed for parts of Brevard County ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Evacuations are expected to begin at 8 a.m. Monday.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Brevard County emergency officials are delaying the mandatory evacuations by 24 hours and are now calling for evacuations to begin at 8 a.m. Monday because Hurricane Dorian has slowed down, although it has remained strong.


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The first mandatory evacuations have been ordered ahead of Hurricane Dorian's anticipated landfall as a Category 4 storm on Florida's east coast.

Brevard County Emergency Management ordered mandatory evacuations for the following:

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

If you are in one of those places, EOC officials say you should begin evacuating by 8 a.m. Sunday.

More information on evacuation zones can be found here.

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