Evacuation Assistance

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Visit the Miami-Dade county page for more information on Evacuation Assistance and Emergency Evacuations.

  • The Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) provides evacuation support to residents who need specialized transportation assistance or whose medical needs prevent them from evacuating on their own.
  • Residents with disabilities or who need skilled nursing care, assistance with daily living or have life-saving medical equipment dependent on electricity should register with the EEAP.
  • This program is for individuals with functional and access needs who live alone or with families.

View Miami-Dade County's Evacuation Orders Map

Emergency Evacuations & Centers

There are two types of evacuation instructions:

  • Evacuation recommendation: The Mayor may recommend that certain residents take steps to evacuate due to their personal risk. A recommendation might be issued to residents who may need extra time to evacuate due to mobility challenges or people who live in areas prone to flooding that may not be in storm surge inundation areas.
  • Evacuation order: The Mayor may order residents of specific areas of the county deemed to be in danger, based on a hurricane’s track and projected storm surge.

Visit the Miami-Dade county page for more information on Emergency Evacuations and Evacuation Centers locations.

Evacuation Centers and Covid-19

COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that has spread throughout the world. It is thought to spread mainly from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It may be possible that you can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or possibly your eyes.

If you need to evacuate, it is important to observe the COVID-19 Preventive Measures in the Evacuation Center:

  • Bring your mask (face covering) and keep it on at all times. Anyone over 2 years old should use a cloth face covering while at the evacuation center.
  • Remember to wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Bring your hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes to disinfect frequently touched items within your assigned space at the evacuation center.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Keep a 6-feet distance between yourself and persons that are not part of your immediate family, remember the cloth face mask is not a substitute for social-distancing.
  • Place used tissues in the trash.