Every year, it's important for residents to know if they live in an evacuation zone, a low-lying, flood-prone area, a mobile home, or an unsafe structure during hurricane season. These areas and buildings are most likely to be evacuated, and knowing these zones helps Floridians prepare to evacuate and better understand orders from local officials.
This year, it is also very important for residents to know their homes. If an evacuation order is not issued for your area and your house is not in an evacuation zone, you may consider sheltering in place. If you shelter in place, it's important to know your home and its ability to withstand strong winds and heavy rain.