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HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES
Flood Smart (National Flood Insurance Program)
Flood Zone FEMA Flood Map Service Center
Monroe County residents who need assistance during evacuations because of physical and mental handicaps - please visit Monroe County Special Needs Registry. Please don't wait until a storm is approaching to find out if you are eligible for assistance.
MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT provides an entire website with full information and resources for all Monroe County residents, businesses and visitors.
LOCAL HURRICANE INFORMATION NUMBERS
Monroe County Emergency Hotline: 800-955-5504
Monroe County Emegency Management Office: 305-289-6018
NOAA Weather Radio (Islamorada Area): 162.45MHz
Islamorada Fire Rescue non-emergency: 305-664-6490
Re-entry Vehicle Windshield Stickers
Monroe County residents may now obtain one sticker for each registered vehicle by providing proof of residency at a Monroe County Tax Collector’s office. Proof of residency includes a Florida Driver’s License and vehicle registration, or a property bill with an out-of-county vehicle registration for out-of-county residents who own a home in Monroe County. These stickers make reentry easier if checkpoints are required to assure safe re-entry into the Keys following a destructive storm that causes a public safety issue.
The new system is barcoded with color-coded stickers for zone-by-zone reentry.
*Please note: the re-entry sticker zones are different than evacuation zones before a hurricane, which uses five zones in the event of an evacuation. Evacuation zones can be found at www.monroecountyem.com/evacuation.
- Zone 1: Lower Keys residents from the south end of the 7 Mile Bridge to Stock Island (MM 40 to MM 4) will be dark pink
- Zone 2: Middle Keys residents from the south end of the Long Key Bridge to the north end of the 7 Mile Bridge (MM 64 to MM 47) are
- Zone 3: Upper Keys residents from the county line including Ocean Reef to the north end of the Long Key Bridge (MM 113 to MM 64) will have a purple decal.
- The City of Key West requires its own sticker, which is white and has not changed. If you already have a City of Key West reentry decal, you do not need to pick up a new one.
Where to Obtain a Re-entry Vehicle Windshield Sticker
Residents from Ocean Reef to Stock Island: Stickers are available at the Monroe County Tax Collector’s office locations from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Tax Collector Locations:
- Key West - 1200 Truman Ave, Ste 101, or the DMV at 3304 N. Roosevelt Blvd
- Marathon - 3015 Overseas Hwy
- Big Pine Key – 247 Key Deer Blvd (Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
- Plantation Key - 88800 Overseas Hwy
- Key Largo - 101487 Overseas Hwy
Stickers will be available throughout the year, but do not wait until a storm is approaching to pick up a sticker. Stickers will not be available once a state of emergency is declared in Monroe County, which occurs several days before a storm is forecast to strike.
Reentry After A Hurricane
When a storm is destructive to the Keys, reentry after evacuations must be done in an orderly, staged manner when it is safe and there are enough services for people to return.
Monroe County Emergency Management Information regarding REENTRY AFTER AN EVACUATION.
How to Make a Disaster Plan
The following information is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
A key way to cope with a disaster is to have a plan. Know how to react before, during and after a disaster and know the hazards that could affect where you live, work and go to school. It is important for all Floridians, especially individuals with access and functional needs, to plan ahead.
It is important for Monroe County residents who need assistance during evacuations because of physical and mental handicaps to sign up for the Monroe County Special Needs Registry. Please don't wait until a storm is approaching to find out whether you are eligible assistance during evacuations and sheltering through the Special Needs Registry.
Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes. Know how to contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a meeting place that’s familiar to everyone and easy to find.
- Complete your family emergency communication plan online and print it onto wallet-sized cards.
- Ensure all family members have a copy.
- Install the FEMA mobile app. It provides severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five selected locations.
- Keep a NOAA Weather Radio tuned to the local emergency station; monitor TV and radio.
- Follow mobile alerts and warnings about severe weather.
- Evacuation orders can come with little notice. Planning ahead is vital to evacuating quickly and safely.
- Florida Division of Emergency Management’s website FloridaDisaster.org has comprehensive information on what to do before, during and after a disaster under Plan and Prepare.
- Plan how to leave and where to go if advised to evacuate.
- Fill vehicles with gas if an evacuation seems likely.
- Wear sturdy shoes and clothes.
- Those without cars should plan how to leave.
- Listen to a battery-powered radio and leave when told to do so.
- Leave early to avoid being trapped by severe weather.
- A list of nearby open shelters is on the FEMA mobile app.