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.
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 .