How Does the County Determine Who Needs to Evacuate Before a Hurricane?

  • 3 August 2023

The County uses information provided in a Regional Hurricane Evacuation Study to develop evacuation plans long before any threat exists. During a storm threat the County is in direct contact with the National Hurricane Center, the National Weather Service, the Florida Division of Emergency Management, surrounding Counties and any expert needed to address the specific threat. This information is used to determine if an area needs to be evacuated. The County uses the surge predictions and all of the best available data to determine what evacuation zones are at risk from the storm. The greatest threat to life in hurricanes is from storm surge.