Palm Beach County has ordered mandatory evacuations for residential structures in Zone A, Zone B and ALL areas around Lake Okeechobee, effective Friday, September 8 at 10 a.m. A voluntary evacuation is being issued for those in Zone C.
Zone A includes mobile homes and low-lying areas prone to water intrusion.
Zone B generally includes the barrier islands, lands areas north and south of the Jupiter Inlet, and other surge-vulnerable areas along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Zone E includes Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay.
You are in an evacuation zone if you live:
South of County Line Road and east of Country Club Drive, south across the Loxahatchee River, east of Pennock Lane on a line south to Indiantown Road. South of Indiantown Road the line extends east of Alternate A1A south to Frederick Small Road.
Singer Island, Riviera Beach and the Town of Palm Beach
All barrier islands south from John D. MacArthur State Park to the Lake Worth Bridge. Including Phil Foster Park and Peanut Island
Lake Worth south to Broward County Line
All barrier islands east of the Intracoastal Waterway
A voluntary evacuation order is being issued for Zone C which is only for residents who are unsure of the safety of their structure or if their structure is prone to excessive flooding (i.e., have experienced water inside their homes in previous storms).
Zone C generally includes properties from the Intracoastal waterway west to US Highway 1 in South County and Central County, and areas in close proximity to the Loxahatchee River and the northern tip of the Lake Worth Lagoon.
Juno Beach has issued a mandatory evacuation for all residents and businesses effective Friday, September 8 at 10 a.m.
Boynton Beach has issued a mandatory evacuation for Zones A & B. Zone C is a voluntary evacuation.
Martin County announced mandatory evacuations in advance of Hurricane Irma beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in conjunction with shelter openings. This order applies to residences on the barrier islands (Hutchinson Island and Jupiter Island), Sewall's Point and manufactured/mobile homes, as well as homes in low-lying areas.
St. Lucie County Saturday morning the government said there is now a voluntary, not mandatory, evacuation for barrier islands, low lying areas & mobile homes. Residents can return if they choose though that is not recommended.
Indian River County announced voluntary evacuation orders are in effect for low lying areas, substandard housing and manufactured homes, and those who may be impacted by storm surge such as the barrier island and areas east of US 1. Mandatory evacuation for those areas will begin on Saturday at 8 a.m. Emergency shelters will also open Saturday at 8 am.
A number of hurricane shelters are opening to accommodate people who are forced to evacuate. Find your closest shelter here.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management also has maps showing evacuation routes and storm surge zones. Use these quick links to find information for your county.