Storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. It occurs when water from the ocean is pushed on shore by the force of tropical storms or hurricanes. This is the primary reason Orange Beach residents are asked to evacuate prior to a hurricane. Upon identification of a threat, each evacuation zone will be evacuated depending on the hurricane’s track and projected storm surge, independent of the hurricane's category.
To look up your Emergency Evacuation Planning Zone, please visit the Baldwin County Evacuation Zone page
Baldwin County Shelter Information
The City of Orange Beach strongly recommends evacuation when it is ordered by the Governor. Orange Beach is unable to provide shelter for residents living in campers and/or mobile homes. "Shelters of Last Resort" are made available by the county, however, the structural integrity of the facilities cannot be guaranteed. All individuals entering the shelter must: