Martin County orders evacuations in advance of Hurricane Matthew

Martin County has ordered evacuations in advance of Hurricane Matthew. The order applies to residences on the barrier islands (Hutchinson Island and Jupiter Island), Sewall’s Point, and manufactured/mobile homes (due to wind), as well as homes in low-lying areas. This evacuation order is due to the predicted storm surge of 3-5 feet associated with Hurricane Matthew. Residents are urged to follow the evacuation order.

Martin County is under a hurricane warning. Hurricane Matthew is a major hurricane which threatens Florida’s coast, including Martin County. A wide range of weather impacts could occur locally, including strong winds, heavy rain, storm surge and potential flooding.
Evacuation routes and storm surge maps are available at In addition, Martin County’s Public Information Line is receiving phone calls. The number is 772-287-1652.

Martin County is working with its partners to begin activation of Anderson Middle School in Stuart as a Special Needs Shelter today at 2:00 pm.This shelter is for residents with special medical needs who have pre-registered. Residents who come to the shelter and do not meet the requirements will be re-directed to another shelter suitable for their needs.

Red Cross shelters will open later today and will provide food and shelter for affected residents. The Red Cross shelters cannot accept food and water donations. The shelters are located at:
Port Salerno Elementary School, 3260 SE Lionel Terrace, Stuart
(opens at 5:00 p.m. today)
Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach
(opens at 6:00 p.m. today)
Hidden Oaks Middle School, 2801 SW Martin Highway, Palm City
(opens at 7:00 a.m. Thursday)
Warfield Elementary School, 15260 SW 150th Street, Indiantown
(opens at 7:00 a.m. Thursday)

Residents are encouraged to follow Martin County on social media for additional information and updates,
on Twitter @martincountygov and Facebook at

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