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Know Your Zone

County specific resources
Counties WITHOUT Evacuation Zones
"Low-lying" areas
Zone Designations

For most Florida counties susceptible to coastal storm surge, evacuation zones have been designated. However, NOT all Florida counties have designated evacuation zones.

Know Your Zone - search by address to determine if you are in a designated evacuation zone.

Maps - access a map for your county

You may also visit these links for more specific information from Florida counties.

Bay Gadsden Pinellas
Brevard Hernando Santa Rosa
Broward Hillsborough Sarasota
Calhoun Indian River St. Johns
Charlotte Lee St. Lucie
Citrus Levy Taylor
Collier Manatee Volusia
Miami-Dade Nassau Wakulla
Duval Martin Walton
Escambia Okaloosa Washington
Flagler Palm Beach  
Franklin Pasco  


Counties that DO NOT Have Designated Evacuation Zones

The following counties DO NOT have designated evacuation zones. These counties may still issue evacuation orders, but these orders will NOT refer to designated evacuation zones.

Alachua Hendry Orange
Baker Highlands Monroe
Bradford Holmes Osceola
Calhoun Jackson Polk
Clay Jefferson Putnam
Columbia Liberty Seminole
DeSoto Lafayette Sumter
Gilchrist Lake Suwannee
Glades Leon Union
Gulf Madison  
Hamilton Marion  
Hardee Okeechobee  

"Low-lying areas"

Evacuation orders are often issued for "mobile homes and low-lying areas". There are no maps to designate these areas. However, there are designated Flood Zones.

FEMA Map Service Center - search by address to determine if you are in a flood zone

Evacuation orders are not generally made using flood zone designations. However, those in flood zones should consider themselves in "low-lying areas" and susceptible to flooding from storm surge in coastal areas and heavy rain as well.

Zone Designations

Evacuation Zones are designated by letter. Vulnerability may be assumed to increase as the designations go from Tropical Storm Zone to Zone F, with Tropical Storm Zone and Zone A as the most vulnerable and Zone F as the least vulnerable. No other counties in the state have an F zone except the NEFL counties, for now. Counties who use designated evacuation zones will use these letters when they order evacuations.

  • T - Tropical Storm Zone (some counties use this zone)
  • A - Zone A
  • AB - Zone A/B (some counties group these)
  • B - Zone B
  • BC - Zones B/C (some counties group these)
  • C - Zone C
  • CD - Zones C/D (some counties group these)
  • D - Zone D
  • CDE - Zones C/D/E (some counties group these)
  • DE - Zones D/E (some counties group these)
  • E - Zone E
  • F - Zone F




November 2, 2017 9:27


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