In 2001, Coast Civil Defense and Emergency Management officers released new hurricane evacuation zone maps. The new maps should help reduce confusion when an evacuation is called for. In the past, evacuations areas had to be described using street names. But that created problems when several streets had the same or similar names in coast counties.
The new maps contain three zones. Those zones are based on storm surge models that determine which areas should be evacuated first. In the event that an evacuation is called for, stay tuned to WLOX-TV for instructions.
To get a copy of the new hurricane evacuation maps, you can go to your local Civil Defense or Emergency Management officer, as well as your city hall.
Click on the city or county below for the evacuation zone map for that area: