Users' questions

What is evacuation zone?

What is evacuation zone?

Storm Tide Evacuation Zones are based upon geographical data from the National Storm Tide Mapping program. Evacuation Zones are designed to provide an easy to understand method for the public to identify coastal areas that may be affected by storm tides caused by tropical cyclones or severe east coast storms.

Why are there evacuation zones?

In order to know when to evacuate for hurricane surge flooding, you must KNOW YOUR ZONE! The greatest killer of people during hurricanes is storm surge – the dome of water pushed ashore by powerful hurricane winds. To stay safe from surge flooding, if you live in a zone that has been ordered to evacuate, get out.

What do you do in an evacuation area?

During an Evacuation

  • Call or email the out-of-state contact in your family communications plan.
  • Secure your home by closing and locking doors and windows.
  • Unplug electrical equipment such as radios, televisions and small appliances.
  • Leave a note telling others when you left and where you are going.

How are evacuation zones determined?

Evacuation zones are based on hurricane storm surge zones determined by the National Hurricane Center using ground elevation and the area’s vulnerability to storm surge from a hurricane.

What is my evacuation route?

A hurricane evacuation route (also called coastal evacuation route or evacuation route) is a highway in the United States that is a specified route for hurricane evacuation. Along the Gulf Coast, hurricane evacuation routes lead north and west for up to hundreds of miles to the safest major city.

How do you Know Your Zone?

All You Have To Do Is Know Your Zone. Step 1: Click the ‘Find Your Zone’ button, Step 2: Enter your Address on the map, Step 3: See your zone in the search results, Step 4: Evacuate your zone if told to do so by local officials.

What is evacuation for?

evacuation – the act of removing the contents of something. emptying, voidance. remotion, removal – the act of removing; “he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy”.