Evacuation Zones are not based solely on the elevation of your residence. The Zones are determined using data provided by the National Hurricane Center, elevation, and evacuation routes. Storm surge does no correlate with the category of the storm.Do not base your decision to remain in your residence on storm category.
Your decision should be based on the recommendations of the Office of Emergency Management. Know where you will evacuate to in advance and leave well before the storm. Since Charlotte County has very low elevation and is surrounded by water, it may not be possible to open any shelters in the County so make plans to evacuate to another area.
There are five Evacuation Zones:
- A - Red
- B - Orange
- C - Yellow
- D - Green
- E - Purple
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