Hurricane evacuation zones are areas that may be affected by storm surge flooding. The City uses data from the National Weather Service, topographic maps, and actual events to define areas that are most at risk.
During coastal storms, evacuation areas are identified by the assigned zone.
You can find out:
- If you live in a hurricane evacuation zone
- The hazards you may face from a hurricane
- How to prepare for a hurricane
- Locations of hurricane evacuation centers
Look up your hurricane evacuation zone and find evacuation centers near you.
If you need to evacuate and can’t stay at a hotel or with family or friends, you can stay at an emergency evacuation center.
Evacuation centers will be set up in schools, City buildings, and places of worship. Family members or members of your emergency support network can come with you. Many evacuation centers are wheelchair accessible.
Evacuation centers provide basic food, water, and supplies but you should be prepared to bring a Go Bag with special medical equipment and items that you may need.
Locations are subject to change depending on the emergency.
Medical Conditions and Equipment at Centers
Evacuation centers have a limited ability to provide medical services. If you are sick or have a serious medical condition, go to a hospital instead of a center.
If you need mobility aids, oxygen tanks, or other medical equipment, bring it with you to the evacuation center. You will probably be taken to a Special Medical Needs Evacuation Center.
Refrigeration for medication will only be provided at accessible evacuation centers. If possible, bring a small cooler or ice pack so that you can keep your medicine cold.
Personal Electronic Use at Centers
Evacuation centers will provide access to charging stations for electronic devices. You will be given priority if you need to charge medical or other equipment.
The City is not responsible for items or devices that are left unattended.