Evacuation Route and Zone Maps - Know Your Zone
Residents who do not plan to stay in public shelters are encouraged to stay with family or friends on the mainland, and to evacuate tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles, as traffic on highways and interstates is likely to be heavier. For more shelter and evacuation information call the Community Information Hotline at 2-1-1.
Citizens going to an evacuation, pet friendly or special needs shelter need to take their own supplies. This list includes:
- ALL REQUIRED MEDICATIONS AND MEDICAL SUPPORT EQUIPMENT
- Wheelchair/ walker, oxygen, dressings, feeding and suction equipment, diapers, etc.
- Any specific medication or care instructions (2-week supply)
- Name and phone number of physician/home health care agency/ hospital where you receive care
- DIETARY NEEDS
- If you are on a special diet, you need to bring a 3-day supply of nonperishable food, per person.
- FOOD AND WATER/ LIQUIDS
- Snacks, juice, sports drinks, water, fruits, crackers (3-day supply)
- SLEEPING GEAR
- Bring your own pillows, sheets, blankets, portable cot or air mattress, chaise lounge, folding chairs, or sleeping bags for each person. Evacuation shelters tend to be cold so bring a blanket or sweater to keep warm. COTS OR BEDS ARE NOT PROVIDED AT THE SHELTER.
- IMPORTANT PAPERS
- Wills, deeds, licenses, insurance policies, home inventory, doctor’s orders, Do Not Resuscitate, Living Will, etc.
- ID with photo and current address, and medical identification card
- Check cashing / credit card services may not be available for several days after the storm. BUT: don’t bring too much! There will be no place to secure money or valuables at the evacuation shelter.
- COMFORT ITEMS
- Small games, cards, books, magazines, etc.
- PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, towels, brush/comb, dentures, glasses, eye drops, diapers, etc.
- EXTRA CLOTHING
- A 3-day supply of comfortable clothing with extra sets of underwear and socks