Evacuation Levels and Route Maps

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Locate the storm evacuation level of your home or business located within Manatee County.

Evacuation Reminders and Checklist


Evacuation Level Map

Need help finding your evacuation zone? This interactive mapping includes evacuation zones, shelters and routes.


Please note: This link takes you to the GIS server which may take some time to load. You can also view the evacuation levels map by downloading the PDF below.


About Evacuation Levels

Levels are classified using letters A through E, with areas not within a hurricane evacuation level declared "outside of the evacuation area" or N/A. 


Evacuation Level A is considered to be "lower" than Evacuation Level E, and Level A residents will be evacuated first. If your property lies within two different levels, you should evacuate with the lowest level. 


All residents and visitors in mobile homes, manufactured homes, RVs or travel trailers must evacuate when hurricane evacuation Level A is issued, regardless of where you're located.


Evacuation Level Potential Surge Inundation
A (red) 11 feet
B (orange) 14 feet
C (yellow) 18 feet
D (green) 27 feet
E (purple) 33 feet


Evacuation levels are not the same as flood zone levels and do not correlate to the category of a hurricane. Hurricane evacuation levels are based on hypothetical storm scenarios, factoring in atmospheric pressure, size, speed, and track to determine the potential storm surge for the location.


Hurricane evacuation levels change as new data becomes available and as the coastline changes, so you should check your level ever year.



Still need help? Call Emergency Management at (941) 749-3500.