Hurricane Evacuation Risk Shelters
Palm Beach County currently operates hurricane evacuation shelters across the County. All hurricane evacuation shelters meet current ARC 4496 design standards to withstand hurricane force winds, including window strength and protection, wind and debris exposure, and storm surge inundation. Click Shelters for a list of those shelters.
A hurricane evacuation shelter is a refuge of last resort; a place to go if you can't stay at home or with a relative, friend, or co-worker or nearby hotel. While shelters are set up in schools, the timing of their opening and locations can change due to the circumstances of the storm. Not all shelters are opened for every storm. Monitor local media for current shelter openings and locations.
Palm Beach County and Palm Beach County Schools manage public shelters. Shelters provide simple meals and beverages; if you have special dietary needs or want snacks, you must bring your own. Shelters provide basic first aid only; cots and medical care are not provided.