Evacuation & Shelters

Category 1 & 2 Hurricanes

  • Evacuation: Visitors are evacuated ahead of residents. A mandatory evacuation of residents isn’t issued unless a Category 3 or greater hurricane is expected.
  • Shelters: Key West High School
    2100 Flagler Avenue

Categories 3 through 5 Hurricanes

  • Evacuation: Mandatory evacuation of visitors occurs first, followed by the same for residents a day or so later as conditions dictate.
  • Shelters: No shelters will be open anywhere in the Florida Keys
    • Main shelter: Monroe County residents and their pets can seek public shelter at the E Darwin Fuchs Pavilion located at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition:
      10901 SW 24th Street
      Miami, FL
      • Directions: Take the Florida Turnpike Extension from Florida City to exit 23; take ramp right toward SW 40th Street (Bird Road); Take slight left onto SW 117th Avenue; Take 1st right at lights, SW 40th Street (Bird Road); Turn left at SW 112th Avenue; Turn right on 24th Street; then make U-turn; Entrance on the right

Special Needs Patients

FIU’s Recreation Center remains the relocation center for Monroe’s special-needs patients, like those requiring regular medical attention. View the Special Needs Registry.