Mandatory evacuation orders issued for Zone A and B in Palm Beach County
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) —
The threat of Hurricane Irma is triggering evacuations for more than 250,000 people Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach County issued a mandatory evacuation for people who live in Zone A and Zone B, effective Friday at 10 a.m.
A voluntary evacuation stands for people who live in Zone C. (Know your zone and shelter location)
Zone A includes mobile homes and low-lying areas prone to flooding. 49,000 people are impacted.
Zone B includes the barrier islands, areas north and south of the Jupiter Inlet, and other flood prone areas along the Intracoastal Waterway. 74,000 people are impacted.
The voluntary evacuation order is for people who are not sure about the safety of their structure, or if they encounter excessive flooding. 138,000 people are impacted.