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.

Evacuation Route Sign


  • Map your route
    • Do not get on the road without a chosen destination
    • Fill your car with gas
  • Evacuate if told to do so
    • Do not get stranded, evacuate early
  • Enact your pet plan
  • Bring your disaster supply kit and important documents
  • Secure your home before leaving
    • Install your shutters
    • Board up windows
    • Anchor loose yard objects or bring them inside
    • Lock your doors
  • Get cash to have on hand
Florida Keys Zone Map

Emergency Evacuation Bus Pick-Up Stops


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:

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


  • Take the Florida Turnpike Extension from Florida City to exit 23, then take ramp right toward Southwest 40th Street / Bird Road.
  • Take a slight left onto Southwest 117th Avenue.
  • Take the first right at the lights, Southwest 40th Street / Bird Road.
  • Turn left at Southwest 112th Avenue.
  • Turn right on 24th Street, then make a u-turn.
  • The entrance on the right.
Florida Keys Evacuation Underway Sign
Monroe County Shelter Sign