Hurricane Preparation

Step #1: Make a Plan
Families can cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Knowing what to do is your best protection. Learn how to create your family disaster plan!

Step #2: Build a Kit
There are six basics you should stock for your home in the case of an emergency: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing, tools, and medicine. See how to put together a disaster supplies kit!

Step #3: Prepare Your Property
Outside objects can become projectiles in high winds. There are several ways you can prevent damage to your property and surrounding areas. Learn how to protect your family and assets.

West Palm Beach Evacuation Zones
Our evacuations are done in two stages. (No Evacuations are being issued at this time.)

Minor Hurricane Stage 1 Evacuations are for a minor hurricane.

Stage 1: Minor Hurricane

All Coastal Barrier Islands.
All Mobile & Manufactured homes anywhere in the city.
All Properties within one block of a coastal/tidal body of water.
All Areas prone to flooding.

Major Hurricane Stage 2 Evacuations are for a major hurricane.

Stage 2: Major Hurricane

All Areas in stage 1, plus all areas eastward of the following streets:
If you are north of 36th street, evacuate east of Broadway.
If you are between 36th street and Okeechobee Boulevard, evacuate east of Dixie Highway.
If you are south of Okeechobee Boulevard, evacuate east of Olive Avenue.

IF MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ARE ISSUED, YOU MUST LEAVE.