Out-of-Area Evacuation Locations

*** Orlando Hotel Reservations ***

The primary out-of-area safe haven is Orlando, Florida. The Evacuation Control Center (ECC) will be positioned at the Orlando Armed Forces Reserve Center. The address and telephone numbers for the ECC at the Orlando Armed Forces Reserve Center are:

2700 Dowden Road
Orlando, FL 32827
(877) 822-7213 (Number will be activated in event of an evacuation)
(800) 221-9401 ext 1518
(407) 894-1613

Directions from Key West to the ECC at the Orlando Armed Forces Reserve Center are as follows:

  • Take US 1 north to Florida City.
  • One half mile into Florida City, past the first stop light, veer right to take the Florida Turnpike north.
  • Stay on the Florida Turnpike north to Orlando.
  • Take Route 528 - Beeline Expressway eastbound.
  • Take Exit 8. Follow signs to Boggy Creek Road. Turn right at 7-Eleven, drive southbound on Boggy Creek Road approximately one mile.
  • Turn left on 4th Street (becomes Dowden Road)
  • Continue on Dowden Road arriving at AFRC. AFRC is approximately 500 yards on right hand side.

 

Secondary safe havens are available if Orlando is not a safe option. The information concerning these secondary safe havens is provided below.

Patrick Air Force Base — Telephone (321) 494-1110:
Directions:

  • Take US 1 north to Florida City.
  • One half mile into Florida City, past the first stop light, veer right to take the Florida Turnpike.
  • One half mile on US 1, past first stop light, veer right to take the Florida Turnpike north.
  • Drive north on the turnpike as far as the Fort Pierce exit.
  • Follow signs to I-95 north and take I-95 north to exit #73 Wickham Road.
  • Turn right onto Wickham Road and proceed to the Pineda Causeway intersection (look for signs to Patrick AFB).
  • Turn left onto Pineda Causeway and proceed until you see signs for PAFB. Ask gate guard for directions.

 

MacDill Air Force Base — Telephone (813) 828-4361, DSN 968-4361
Directions:

  • Take US 1 north to Florida City.
  • One half mile into Florida City, past the first stop light, veer right to take the Florida Turnpike.
  • One half mile on US 1, past first stop light, veer right to take the Florida Turnpike north.
  • Drive north on the Turnpike following signs to I-75 north.
  • Take I-75 north to Tampa.
  • At exit #50 you will get onto the Crosstown Expressway.
  • Proceed on the Crosstown Expressway until it ends at the Dale Mabry Highway.
  • Follow signs to Dale Mabry Highway south to lead into the main gate at MacDill AFB.
  • Once on station, proceed to Hangar #4 for processing.

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