Leon County Emergency Information Portal

Evacuations


Storm surge is the leading cause of death from hurricanes and is the reason hurricane evacuation orders are issued. The Apalachee Bay is one of the most storm surge prone areas in the Southeast. The coastal shape and shallow waters of the bay contribute to the high storm surge potential. These unique characteristics can, under extreme storm situations, push storm surge well inland. Areas of southern Leon County have been identified as potential storm surge evacuation zones.

While no storm surge evacuation zones below are currently being evacuated for Hurricane Michael, be aware of your zone in preparation for any future announcements.

Zone C (Yellow) – Areas east of Crawfordville Highway to the Leon/Jefferson County Line, and areas along and south of the following roads: Glover Road; Oak Ridge Road; Rhodes Cemetery Road; Meridale Drive.

Zone D (Green) – Includes all areas in Zone C, in addition to areas east of Springhill Road to the Leon/Jefferson County Line, and areas along and south of the following roads: Capital Circle SW; Capital Circle SE; Tram Road.

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