Indian River County Emergency Management
Statement of Function
The Emergency Management Department's function is to develop, coordinate and promote comprehensive emergency plans for all disaster events in Indian River County. Responsibilities include ensuring that the County meets all local government requirements under State and Federal guidelines. This division is responsible for county compliance with Florida Statute 252. The Florida Administrative Codes and all associated rules. Adequate public preparedness, warning, education and training are the highest priority for Emergency Management.
IRC Disaster Preparedness Guide
- Important emergency phone numbers
- Hurricane preparedness information
When a tropical storm or hurricane is projected to hit our state, the Florida Department of Financial Services activates a special consumer helpline for Floridians to seek assistance on insurance matters. The number is 1-800-22-STORM, or 1-800-227-8676. Hearing-impaired residents may use a TDD to call 1-800-640-0886.
Devastating floods occur throughout the U.S. every year. Flooding causes more than $2 billion in property damage each year and losses due to flooding are not covered under most homeowners or business policies. More Information
Indian River County is has been Designated "StormReady" by the National Weather Service. Being a StormReady community provides our residents, business owners, and visitors confidence knowing that we are committed to safety and preparedness by meeting the established guidelines for certification. More information