As the possibilities of hurricane Irma hitting South Florida increase, authorities are encouraging residents to prepare for a possible landfall. Part of the preparations includes knowing if you live in an evacuation zone and making plans in case you are asked to leave your home. Here is how to know, for all four south Florida counties: Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach.
If you live in Miami-Dade County, you can check if you are in an evacuation zone here. It is an interactive database that will give you the result according to your address. Here is also the complete map of evacuation zones and routes in the county:
Broward County residents can check the evacuation zones here (don't be discouraged by the slow load times of the map) and in the 2017 map below, which also includes the evacuation routes recommended by the County.
Monroe County residents can check the evacuation zones here. The map also includes recommended evacuation routes.
If you live in Palm Beach County, you can check the evacuation zones here. They are mostly along the coast and in the areas around Lake Okeechobee. The map also includes evacuation routes.
This story was originally published on October 4, 2016. It has been updated with the latest 2017 information.