Hurricane Evacuation


This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If a hurricane warning is issued for your area, or authorities tell you to evacuate, take only essential items. If you have time, turn off natural gas, electricity, and water and disconnect appliances. Make sure your automobile's emergency kit is ready. Be sure to take prescription drugs and medical supplies with you. Follow the designated evacuation routes and expect heavy traffic.

To learn more, call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or 1-888-232-6348 (TTY) or go to

For more information on preparing for hurricanes, visit the Hurricanes Preparedness page. For more information on preparing for emergencies if you have a disability or access and functional need, visit the ADA/FNSS page. For information on evacuating you and your family, visit the Evacuation page.