Here’s Where People Are Being Evacuated in Florida

Here’s Where People Are Being Evacuated in Florida

Evacuation orders could be expanded as the storm nears the coast, but here is the status as of Wednesday afternoon.

  • In Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, mandatory evacuations were ordered for coastal areas and some inland areas by 9 p.m. on Tuesday. On Wednesday, people were advised to shelter in place. Residents can use an online tool to see their evacuation status. A list of shelters is available here and you can sign up for emergency alerts here.

  • Pasco County, just north of Tampa, ordered mandatory evacuations for some areas on Monday, with voluntary evacuations elsewhere. Shelters will be available starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday; a list of shelters can be found here, and an interactive map of evacuation zones here.

  • Hernando County, further north of Tampa, ordered a mandatory evacuation on Tuesday of all areas west of U.S. Highway 19, which includes residents in coastal and low-lying areas. Manufactured homes countywide are also under this order. One pet-friendly public shelter is available and another is open for those with special needs. You can sign up for emergency alerts here.

  • Citrus County, also north of Tampa, ordered a mandatory evacuation on Tuesday of all low-lying areas west of U.S. Highway 19 and several sections east of the highway. A list of evacuation zones, emergency shelters and additional resources can be found here. On Wednesday, residents were advised to shelter in place.

  • Collier County, south of Fort Myers, ordered a mandatory evacuation on Tuesday for residents in “immediate coastal areas” and people in mobile homes. The county has opened four pet-friendly emergency shelters and three shelters for the general population. A list of evacuation zones can be found here. On Wednesday morning, residents were told to shelter in place.

  • Glades County, northwest of Fort Myers, has encouraged people living in mobile homes or in low-lying areas that are prone to flooding to voluntarily evacuate. One pet-friendly shelter will be open at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

  • Highlands County, further inland, has issued a voluntary evacuation of areas prone to flooding and homes without concrete slab foundations, such as mobile homes, recreational vehicles and trailers.

  • Pinellas County, which includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater, ordered evacuations for some areas beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, with more areas joining at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Residents can check their evacuation zone here. On Wednesday, residents were told to shelter in place.

  • Manatee County, which is south of St. Petersburg and includes Bradenton, ordered mandatory evacuations for some areas and voluntary evacuations for others, effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Residents can find their evacuation level here and information about shelters here. On Wednesday, County officials said to shelter in place and that emergency shelter doors were closed.

  • Sarasota County, which extends from Sarasota to Englewood, called for the evacuation of some areas. People living in residential vehicles, mobile or manufactured homes, and boats must evacuate. Residents can look up their evacuation level here. Information about shelters is here; all are pet-friendly.

  • Charlotte County, north of Fort Myers, ordered an evacuation for some areas on Monday, including barrier islands. On Wednesday morning, all residents were ordered to shelter in place and avoid the roads. Residents can check their evacuation zone here.

  • Lee County, which includes Fort Myers and Cape Coral, ordered evacuations for barrier islands and low-lying areas. On Wednesday, residents were asked to shelter in place. An evacuation map is available here. Shelters began opening at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

  • Levy County, southwest of Gainesville, ordered residents living in mobile homes and recreational vehicles, or in low-lying and coastal areas, to evacuate. These evacuations must be completed by noon on Wednesday; information on zones and other details is available here.

  • Taylor County, northwest of Gainesville, issued a voluntary evacuation for low-lying, flood-prone and coastal areas. Evacuation zones are here. One pet-friendly shelter will be open by 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • Putnam County, east of Gainesville, issued a voluntary evacuation for people living in low-lying or flood-prone areas or mobile homes. Shelters opened on Tuesday evening.

  • Seminole County, north of Orlando, issued a voluntary evacuation for low-lying areas, designated flood zones, residents living in mobile or manufactured homes and people with special needs.

  • Volusia County, northeast of Orlando, issued a voluntary evacuation for residents of low-lying areas and people in mobile or manufactured homes.

  • Franklin County, southwest of Tallahassee, issued a voluntary evacuation of its barrier islands.

  • Clay County, southwest of Jacksonville, ordered an evacuation for some areas on Tuesday. The order includes people living in mobile or manufactured housing. Residents can find their evacuation zone here. Shelters open at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • St. Johns County, just south of Jacksonville, ordered an evacuation of some areas, including the cities of St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach.

  • Flagler County, further south of Jacksonville, ordered an evacuation of its barrier island, other low-lying areas and mobile or manufactured homes. Residents are advised to evacuate by noon on Wednesday and two shelters, one that is pet-friendly, open at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.



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