Evacuation Information & Special Needs Shelters

Hurricane Evacuation Centers

 Each year, Miami-Dade County publishes the list of Hurricane Evacuation Centers throughout the county, including Special Needs Shelters in English, Spanish, and Creole.  

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ach year, Miami-Dade County publishes the list of Hurricane Evacuation Centers throughout the county, including Special Needs Shelters in English, Spanish, and Creole.  SEE CURRENT EVACUATION ORDERS.

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

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.

Each year, Miami-Dade County publishes the list of Hurricane Evacuation Centers throughout the county, including Special Needs Shelters in English, Spanish, and Creole.  SEE CURRENT EVACUATION ORDERS.

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

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.

Each year, Miami-Dade County publishes the list of Hurricane Evacuation Centers throughout the county, including Special Needs Shelters in English, Spanish, and Creole.  SEE CURRENT EVACUATION ORDERS.

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

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.

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.

Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program/ Special Needs Shelters

Residents who require evacuation assistance or special assistance of medical monitoring should register for the Emergency and Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) before hurricane season to ensure help will be given following an evacuation order. Assistance may also be provided after an emergency.

This program is for individuals with functional and access needs who live alone or with families who

  • cannot evacuate on their own due to medical or specialized transportation needs
  • are homebound or bedridden, unable to walk and do not have transportation options
  • are on life-sustaining medical equipment that requires electricity
  • require assistance with daily living activities

If you know of someone with limited mobility and medical issues, help them to sign up for the EEAP to ensure they receive assistance. 

Pre-registered residents in the EEAP will receive priority. Visit the Emergency and Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) page to learn more about the program, printout an application or register online.  Call 311 if you would like an application sent to you, including alternate formats such as Braille or large print.

IMPORTANT:  Residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or group homes must follow their own facilities’ emergency plans. Facilities implement their mutual aid agreements should they need to evacuate. 

 Complete-Online-Application                                           Complete-Paper-Application                  

Check Your Flood Zone

Click the link below 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.)

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Public Transportation Services

During a hurricane evacuation order, Miami-Dade County may provide emergency public bus pick-up for residents who do not have their own transportation to the Evacuation Centers.

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.