Your healthcare — protected.
Hurricanes are a part of life here in central Florida. When a storm threatens our community, we are prepared.
- Each of our four hospitals are equipped with generators to keep the lights on and the emergency medical equipment running
- We deploy a storm team of doctors, nurses, hospital administrators and other essential associates to keep our patients safe throughout the storm with no disruption in care.
- We are in constant contact with Brevard County government and emergency officials, as well as hospitals and medical facilities in surrounding counties
- We up our supplies of food, water and critical medication as a hurricane or tropical storm approaches
Wellness and health for our community
Living in an area prone to hurricanes can be stressful, especially when you are waiting for updates to a storm's forecast or track.
The best way to manage hurricane stress and anxiety is to be prepared and informed.
Be prepared. Be safe.
The best time to get prepared is before hurricane season starts. But you can put together your emergency medical supplies anytime before a storm threatens our area.
Your emergency medical supply kit
Put these items and supplies in an easily accessible area, all in one place, such as a duffle bag or supply box:
- Enough prescription medication for several days
- A basic first-aid kit with alcohol wipes, sterile gauze pads, bandages of different sizes, antibiotic ointment and hand sanitizer
- Extra face masks for each family member
- Ibuprofen and/or acetaminophen
- Extra pair of glasses or contacts, if necessary, along with extra contact solution and an extra contact lens case
- Spare hearing aid batteries, if needed
- A spare inhaler, if needed
- Extra test strips for diabetics
- Specialized equipment such as nebulizer tubing and medication, extra G-tube supplies, a spare Epi-pen or extra syringes
You should also keep the following with your medical supply kit:
- A list of your doctors and their phone numbers
- A current list of medications, including dosages and strength
- Copies of your COVID-19 vaccinations
- A list of allergies for each member of the family
- Enough bottled water for each member of the family
- Pet supplies, including food, water, rabies certificates, leashes and vaccination records
- Additional diapers, wipes, clothing and formula if you have an infant at home
For more information on how you can prepare for a hurricane and how Brevard County is working to keep you safe: