Category 3, 4, AND 5 Hurricanes:
By state statute, all persons are
required to comply with an evacuation order.
In this case, you will be directed to go to the mainland.
FOR ANY HURRICANE:
All persons that live in
travel trailers, recreational vehicles (RVs), and
required to evacuate.
Without regard to structure type, all persons that live in low-lying areas
or directly adjacent to the water will receive a recommendation to evacuate.
All persons that are sick, elderly, or disabled will receive a
recommendation to evacuate the mainland.
All women in their third trimester of pregnancy will receive a
recommendation to evacuate.
An evacuation is a slow, frustrating, time consuming experience. Evacuees
exercise extreme caution in traffic, because they do not wish to loose their
means of transportation. Provisions have been made to close US1 and move
remaining evacuees into the safest structures available, as weather conditions
You will not be caught on the highway during landfall of
Remember these important points, while evacuating:
Be prepared to leave early.
Select and confirm your destination before leaving.
Select your primary and alternate evacuation routes prior to leaving.
Take detailed maps of areas around your destination and along your
Monitor local media for important information from Emergency Management.
Fill your Car's fuel tank, first.
Check all fluid levels in your car.
Check your spare tire and tire changing equipment.
Take an adequate supply of food and water.
Have sufficient cash to meet your needs.
Dangerous winds can often precede a hurricane by many hours. All persons
evacuating with a large vehicle and those persons planning to tow a trailer or
boat are required to leave early. Later in an evacuation, these vehicles will
be removed from traffic.