West Palm Beach Evacuation Zones
Our evacuations are done in two stages.
Stage 1: Minor Hurricane
All Coastal Barrier Islands.
All Mobile & Manufactured homes anywhere in the city.
All Properties within one block of a coastal/tidal body of water.
All Areas prone to flooding.
Stage 2: Major Hurricane
All Areas in stage 1, plus all areas eastward of the following streets:
If you are north of 36th street, evacuate east of Broadway.
If you are between 36th street and Okeechobee Boulevard, evacuate east of Dixie Highway.
If you are south of Okeechobee Boulevard, evacuate east of Olive Avenue.
IF MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ARE ISSUED, YOU MUST LEAVE.
Stay alert to storm advisories
Know “Watch” and “Warning” definitions
A hurricane WATCH means you could experience hurricane conditions within 36 hours. A hurricane WARNING indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 24 hours or less.
Map out your route
Don’t get on the road without a place to go! Use travel routes specified by local authorities.
Fill your car with gasoline
Evacuate if told to do so
Evacuate Early – don’t get stranded!
If you have a late start, opt for an Area Shelter
If you’re not sure you will make it to your destination on time, choose from one of our many Area Shelters. Traffic and a lack of hotel vacancies can keep you from getting to your primary safe place.
Following a hurricane, banks and ATMs may be temporarily closed.
Notify family and friends of your plans
Register with an emergency management office
If you, or someone you know, requires special assistance during an evacuation, register with the local emergency office of the disadvantaged person.