Hurricanes

Know Your Zone to know when evacuation orders apply

Posted July 31, 2020 2:21 p.m. EDT

Twenty coastal counties have established predetermined evacuation zones to simplify the coastal evacuation process in the event of an emergency. Everyone living or vacationing in North Carolina's coastal areas should Know Your Zone.

North Carolinians should visit knowyourzone.nc.gov and learn their zone by entering their address into the interactive map.

Local officials will determine which zones should be evacuated. Areas in Zone A will typically be evacuated first, followed by areas in Zone B, etc. While all zones won’t be evacuated in every event, residents and visitors should look and listen for their county name and zone when evacuations are ordered.

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