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Highland Beach is a Category 2 Evacuation Zone


Highland Beach is a Category 2 Evacuation zone.  In the event that a Hurricane regardless of its category, is expected to strike, a mandatory evacuation will be announced.

Failing to evacuate, when informed to do so, is a violation of state statute. 



  • Once you are instructed to evacuate, you must do so without hesitation.
  • All residents should have an Evacuation Plan in place before Hurricane Season. 


  • Keep a full tank of gas in your car if an evacuation seems likely. Gas stations may be closed during emergencies and unable to pump gas during power outages.
  • Plan to take one car per family to reduce congestion and delay.
  • Make transportation arrangements with friends or your local government if you do not own a car. 
  • Listen to a battery-powered radio and follow local evacuation instructions. 
  • Gather your family and go if you are instructed to evacuate immediately.
  • Leave early enough to avoid being trapped by severe weather.
  • Follow recommended evacuation routes. Do not take shortcuts; they may be blocked.  
  • Be alert for washed-out roads and bridges. Do not drive into flooded areas. 
  • Stay away from downed power lines.

When you go...

Secure your home:

    • Close and lock doors and windows
    • Unplug electrical equipment, such as radios and televisions, and small appliances, such as toasters and microwaves.
    • Leave freezers and refrigerators plugged in unless there is a risk of flooding.

Let others know where you are going.


Highland Beach Police Department • 3614 S. Ocean Boulevard • Highland Beach, FL 33487 • Ph: (561) 266-5800 • Fx: (561) 274-9457
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