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.
Zone 1: MM 0 to MM 6
Zone 2: MM 6 to MM 40
Zone 3: MM 40 to MM 63
Zone 4: MM 63 to 3-way stop at CR 905-A
Zone 5: CR 905-A to mainland Monroe County including Ocean Reef
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 at the Florida International University (FIU).
Monroe County residents seeking public shelter in Miami-Dade County should take the Florida Turnpike Extension from Florida City to Florida International University (FIU) at the US 41 SW 8th Street in Miami. Follow the ‘ Monroe County Shelter’ Signs. This is the officially designated location to provide shelter for Monroe County residents. Do not report to other Dade County shelters as they may not be open. Caretakers of properly caged and documented pets will be directed, upon their arrival, to the appropriate sheltering location.