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This post was updated at 5:15 p.m. to include new shelter openings.

Evacuation orders have been issued for swaths of Palm Beach County. Shelters are now opening up. Here is a lightly edited update of the county guidelines regarding who should evacuate and where they should go:

Mandatory evacuations are being ordered for residential structures in Zone A and Zone B in Palm Beach County, effective at 1 P.M. Sunday, September 1, 2019. The Palm Beach County Emergency Information Center number is 561-712-6400.

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Here's what Broward residents need to know in advance of the storm.

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Hurricane season officially kicks off June 1, which means it's time to review emergency plans. And for South Florida residents with medical needs, that can involve extra work to ensure a spot on county lists for emergency evacuation assistance.

Florida counties maintain special needs registries for emergency situations. During hurricanes, people who have pre-registered on these lists are eligible for priority evacuation help and medical shelters—depending on their level of need.

Are You In An Evacuation Zone? Here Is How To Know

Sep 8, 2017

This story was updated on Aug. 29, 2019. 

Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit Florida on Labor Day as a extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center announced Thursday, but its winds and rain will arrive earlier. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties in Florida. 

Tenants' Rights In The Face Of A Storm

Sep 5, 2017
Associated Press

Forty-two percent of all South Floridians rent their homes. And as it turns out, there’s not a whole lot of obligation for landlords to help tenants prepare for a coming storm.