Storm Surge Zones
If you live on a barrier island or on the Intracoastal Waterway, you will need to evacuate in a hurricane.
Officials estimate it would take 4 straight days to evacuate all of South Florida, an impossible and impractical idea when a hurricane's landfall is certain only a day or two out. If you live inland, your best option is to stay put unless ordered to leave.
RELATED: Evacuation routes, tips
At the links below are PDF atlases detailing storm surge zones in South Florida and on the Treasure Coast. These maps show the areas most vulnerable to flooding, one of a hurricane's deadliest threats.
The files are large, featuring detailed maps showing what areas should expect flooding at high tide from a Category 1 to a Category 5 hurricane:
PALM BEACH COUNTY
ST. LUCIE COUNTY
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
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