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E Darwin Fuchs PavilionCategory 3 Storms
There are no shelters in Monroe County that would be safe for a Category 3 or above storms. Evacuation becomes mandatory for everyone.

After an evacuation has been ordered, you will not be able to get medical, fire rescue, or law enforcement help until a storm conditions subside, roads are made passable, and equipment is operable.

Once an evacuation order has been issued, Monroe County residents, seeking public shelter on the mainland, will be informed of the shelter locations.  Please note that sheltering options may include, Florida International University, the E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion at the Miami-Dade County Fair and  Exposition (which will allow residents to shelter with their pets), and other facilities within Miami-Dade County, based on their availability on a per storm basis.  Information will be
disseminated via local media, TV Channel 76 as well as both County and Emergency Management websites.  

E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion
10901 SW 24th St.
Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc. 
Miami, FL 33165

E Darwin Fuchs PavilionDirections to the E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion
  • Florida Turnpike north toward Orlando (aka 821 or West Dade Expressway)
  • Exit 23, take ramp right toward SW 40th St/ Bird Road
  • Bear slight Left onto SW 117th Ave.
  • Take the first right at lights, SW 40th St / Bird Road
  • Turn left at SW 112th Ave.
  • Turn right on 24th St., make U turn, entrance on your right.





Special Needs Population will be transported to the Special Needs Shelter Located at the Florida International University (F.I.U)

Florida International University (F.I.U.)
11290 SW 13th Street
University Park, RC 101
Miami, FL 33199

Directions to the Florida International University (F.I.U.)F.I.U.
  • Florida Turnpike north toward Orlando (aka 821 or West Dade Expressway)
  • Exit 25, U.S. 41/SW 8th St.
  • Bear right & merge with traffic on SW 8th St.
  • Take the first right into FIU Campus



For additional Information you may contact the Monroe County Information Hotline at 1-800-955-5504.