Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Evacuation Route SignEvacuations

Because the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea is on a barrier island - and in a coastal evacuation zone - all residents must leave their homes, condominiums and apartments when the National Hurricane Center in Miami issues a Hurricane Warning for Broward County.

Re-Entering an Area

After the hurricane has passed through the area, it may be necessary for the Broward Sheriff's Office to limit access to evacuated or unsafe areas in Town. Before leaving, take your license or other identification proving you are a Town resident.

Deputies will not allow anyone to enter an evacuated area unless proper authority has been given. Individuals will be asked to show their drivers license or state ID card before they being allowed to re-enter the Town. If a person does not have any ID, a resident with a valid ID who knows the person requesting entrance may vouch for the person attempting entry.

Restoring Power

Florida Power & Light will work as quickly as possible to restore power once the storm is over.