Hurricane Evacuation Centers
Who should evacuate:
- Residents who live in mobile homes
- Residents on life-dependent medical or electric equipment
- Residents who live in an evacuation zone mandated to be evacuated
Residents requiring special assistance or medical monitoring must pre-register for the county's Emergency and Evacuation Assistance Program by downloading the online application or by calling 3-1-1.
Residents living in an ordered evacuation zone, a mobile home or an unsafe structure may qualify to report to a pet-friendly shelter. More information available here or by calling 3-1-1.
General pet safety tips
- Place ID tags on appropriate collars and ensure your pets are micro-chipped.
- It’s best to account for 1 1/2 gallons of water, as well as sufficient food and medicine for each animal for at least 3 days. Don’t forget serving bowls.
- Prepare to care and maintain control over your pets at all times.
- Get an animal supplies checklist and more here or call 3-1-1.
Residents living in a mandated evacuation area and are unable to drive to a shelter are eligible to be transported by public bus. See the pick-up locations or call 3-1-1 for more information about bus pick-up service.
What you should bring to an evacuation center:
- Infant and child care items such as formula, diapers, toys, etc.
- Personal hygiene items
- Comfort materials such as books, magazines, etc.
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Drinking water
- Extra clothing
- Special items for elderly or disabled family members
Follow these important guidelines if you are home during a major storm:
Sheltering at Home
Securing Your Home
Evacuation Zones Within Palmetto Bay
In the event an evacuation order is mandated, Red Cross Evacuation Centers will open throughout the county. To the extent possible, residents should first arrange to evacuate to the home of friends or relatives who live outside the evacuation zones. Because not all designated Red Cross Evacuation Centers will open, residents reporting to evacuation centers are asked to first contact the Miami-Dade Answer Center at 305-468-5900 TDD 305-468-5402 to check which shelters they should report to. Please be aware that only service animals are permitted in public evacuation centers and therefore pets will not be allowed. For information on pet safety and pet accommodations during a storm, please contact Miami-Dade County Animal Services at 305-884-1101 or 305-232-1771.
Zone B (Yellow)
All areas of mainland Miami-Dade County lying (north to south) east of Biscayne Boulevard, Brickell Avenue, S Miami Avenue, South Bayshore Drive, Main Highway, Ingraham Highway, Old Cutler Road, the Florida Turnpike south to U.S. 1 to State Road 9336 [SW 344 Street (Palm Drive), SW 192 Avenue (Tower Road) and Ingram Highway] south to Everglades National Park. The only exception to this pattern is a small area east of Old Cutler Road, west of SW 67 Avenue and north of SW 152 Street that is not in the evacuation zone.
Zone C (Green)
The area of Miami-Dade County west of Zone B and a line defined by SW 152 Street (Coral Reef Drive) at Old Cutler Road going west to U.S. 1, then south to SW 184 Street (Eureka Drive), then west to SW 127 Avenue (Burr Road), then south to U.S. 1 to SW 312 Street (Campbell Drive or Homestead's NW 8 Street), then west to Everglades National Park.