Out of County & Special Needs

Category 3 Storms

There are no shelters in Monroe County that would be safe for a Category 3 or above storms. Evacuation becomes mandatory for everyone.

After an evacuation has been ordered, you will not be able to get medical, fire rescue, or law enforcement help until a storm conditions subside, roads are made passable, and equipment is operable.

Once an evacuation order has been issued, Monroe County residents, seeking public shelter on the mainland, will be informed of the shelter locations. Please note that sheltering options may include, Florida International University, the E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition (which will allow residents to shelter with their pets), and other facilities within Miami-Dade County, based on their availability on a per storm basis. Information will be disseminated via local media, TV Channel 76 as well as both County and Emergency Management websites.

E. Darwin Fuchs Building

E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion

10901 SW 24th Street
Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc.
Miami, FL 33165

Directions to the E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion

  1. Florida Turnpike north toward Orlando (also known as 821 or West Dade Expressway)
  2. Exit 23, take ramp right toward Southwest 40th Street / Bird Road
  3. Bear slight left onto Southwest 117th Avenue
  4. Take the first right at lights, Southwest 40th Street / Bird Road
  5. Turn left at Southwest 112th Avenue
  6. Turn right on 24th Street, make U turn, entrance on your right
Fair Map

Special Needs Population

Special needs population will be transported to the Special Needs Shelter Located at the Florida International University (F.I.U)

Florida International University (F.I.U.)

11290 SW 13th Street
University Park, RC 101
Miami, FL 33199

Directions to the Florida International University (F.I.U.)

  1. Florida Turnpike north toward Orlando (also known as 821 or West Dade Expressway)
  2. Exit 25, U.S. 41 / Southwest 8th Street
  3. Bear right and merge with traffic on Southwest 8th Street
  4. Take the first right into FIU Campus
Florida International University Map

For additional Information you may contact the Monroe County Information Hotline at 800-955-5504.