Evacuation Information & Centers
Hurricane Evacuation Centers
- Evacuation Centers- Please remember that not all evacuation centers will open when an evacuation order is announced and then a list will be provided. For a list of OPEN SHELTERS, monitor the local radio or television, or dial 3-1-1 (TDD (305) 468-5402)
- People who require special assistance in evacuating can dial 3-1-1 to get information about specialized evacuation centers.
- Pet-friendly Evacuation Centers and Animal Supplies Checklist
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 (click on map to download)
Those residents who live in mobile homes as well as those who depend on life-dependent and/or electric medical equipment should evacuate for any category storm. Evacuation orders will be transmitted by direct warnings or through the media.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK IF YOUR HOME IS IN A FLOOD PLANNING ZONE
Click the hyperlink above and enter your home address to see whether you are located within a Storm Surge Planning Zone (alternatively you can call 3-1-1 for evacuation information pertaining to your neighborhood.)
Public Transportation Services
Residents who do not have their own transportation to the Evacuation Centers, emergency public bus pick-up is provided by Miami-Dade County.
Specific Bus Pick-Up sites will be activated only for hurricane evacuations. Residents should listen to the media or call 311 to find out when the buses will transport people from the pick-up sites to Red Cross Evacuation Centers. Buses that will transport people for hurricane evacuations will have a special notice on the front of the bus where the route information is displayed.
If you’re unable to get to an evacuation center, the County has emergency evacuation bus pick-up sites you can use. Emergency evacuation bus pick-up sites are identified by a sign that reads "EMERGENCY EVACUATION BUS PICK-UP SITE."
The buses placed into service for the evacuation will have accessible wheelchair lifts and will have displays that read "EMERGENCY EVACUATION." These buses will only travel between emergency evacuation bus pick-up sites and evacuation centers.
If a designated emergency evacuation bus pick-up site is not located near you, use Miami-Dade Transit to get there. Be sure to tell the bus operator of your intention to go to an emergency evacuation pick-up site. Public transportation may shut down three hours before the storm or when winds exceed 39 mph.
For more information listen to local media, use our SAFE application or call 311.