Evacuation Information

Monroe County Evacuation Zones 

Monroe County’s comprehensive emergency plan calls for a “Phased Evacuation.” This evacuation plan is intended to avoid unnecessary evacuation if some zones are expected to be affected and others are not. Locate the zone you live in so that you will know when to leave if an evacuation for your zone becomes necessary. 

Florida Keys Zone Map

Florida Keys Zone Map

Evacuating Check List

  • Map your route
  • Do not get on the road without a chosen destination
  • Fill your car with gas as soon as you can; stations run out of gas and/or stations close because their employees evacuate 
  • Evacuate if told to do so
  • Do not get stranded, evacuate early if possible
  • Bring your disaster supply kit and important documents
  • Bring Your Monroe County Re-Entry Sticker
  • Enact your pet plan
  • Get cash 
  • Secure your home before leaving
    • Install your shutters
    • Board up windows
    • Anchor loose yard objects or bring them inside
    • Turn off your water supply to your home or business.
    • Lock your door
  • If you have a boat, don't forget to secure it too.


Emergency Evacuation Bus Pick-Up Stops  

Emergency bus stop information will be provided when an evacuation is ordered.


Monroe County Shelters will not open in a Category 3, 4, or 5 Hurricane. You will need to evacuate to the mainland out-of-county shelter.

Monroe County residents and their pets can seek public shelter at the E Darwin Fuchs Pavilion located at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami.   


Directions to E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion: Take the Florida Turnpike Extension from Florida City to exit 23, take ramp right toward SW 40th St./ Bird Rd. Take slight left onto SW 117th Ave. Take 1st right at lights, SW 40th St. /Bird Rd. Turn left at SW 112th Ave. Turn right on 24th St., then make U turn. Entrance on the right.to  .