There are no shelters in Monroe County that would be safe for a Category 3 or above storms. Evacuation becomes mandatory for everyone.
After an evacuation has been ordered, you will not be able to get medical, fire rescue, or law enforcement help until a storm conditions subside, roads are made passable, and equipment is operable.
Once an evacuation order has been issued, Monroe County residents, seeking public shelter on the mainland, will be informed of the shelter locations. Please note that sheltering options may include, Florida International University, the E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition (which will allow residents to shelter with their pets), and other facilities within Miami-Dade County, based on their availability on a per storm basis. Information will be disseminated via local media, TV Channel 76 as well as both County and Emergency Management websites.
10901 SW 24th Street
Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc.
Miami, FL 33165
Special needs population will be transported to the Special Needs Shelter Located at the Florida International University (F.I.U)
11290 SW 13th Street
University Park, RC 101
Miami, FL 33199
For additional Information you may contact the Monroe County Information Hotline at 800-955-5504.