The City of Titusville, Florida / Emergency Management / NewsTitusville Urges Citizens to Prepare for Hurricane IreneTuesday, August 23, 2011
Titusville officials and city departments continue city preparations in advance of Hurricane Irene. Titusville's Emergency Plan allows for escalating phases of preparations depending on the anticipated severity of emergency responses. As of August 23, the City's emergency response phase has been upgraded to Level 1B
: monitoring situations with an increased potential risk to the community.
The Emergency Team will continue to monitor the track and progression of Hurricane Irene and make emergency response adjustments as necessary.
The following information is provided to help assist our citizens and our city to prepare for any impacts from this storm.
City crews are checking and clearing storm drains. But, to prevent potential blockages of the storm water system, our citizens are asked to remove any yard or trash debris from their storm gutters. For any questions, please contact the Storm Water Division at 383-5798.
Garbage and trash pick-up remains on schedule for Tuesday through Thursday. A decision regarding suspension of pick-ups on Friday will be made later this week and posted on the city's website. For any questions, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 383-5755.
Decisions regarding city facility closings, suspension of any city services and status of garbage pick-up on Friday will be made in real-time as the Emergency Team monitors the track and impact of Hurricane Irene. Information of this type will be posted on the City's website at www.titusville.com and provided to all local media outlets.
The City of Titusville does not provide sandbags and citizens are urged to contact our local building supply stores (Ace Handiman, Lowe's and Home Depot) to secure them.
Brevard County Emergency Management will determine the need for opening of any shelters and will disseminate this information through the media. If a citizens has special needs, contact Brevard County Emergency Management to pre-register for a special needs shelter (637-6670).
Citizens are urged to continue to monitor Hurricane Irene's progress with respect to impacts in Brevard County. There is still time to complete your family's emergency plan, develop a communication plan and put together a disaster supply kit. If not needed for Hurricane Irene, it will be available for future storms.
For questions regarding emergency management in Titusville, contact 383-5708.