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WPBFR Welcomes New Firefighter Recruits

The recruits are graduates of the WPBFR class of 2017 and will now join the City's team of 205 firefighters.

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Test Your Wits at Wacky Wednesday Trivia Nights

City of West Palm Beach to host free weekly trivia events featuring lively hosts and opportunity to win prizes.

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Evacuation Procedure

West Palm Beach Evacuation Zones
Our evacuations are done in two stages.

Stage 1: Minor Hurricane

All Coastal Barrier Islands.
All Mobile & Manufactured homes anywhere in the city.
All Properties within one block of a coastal/tidal body of water.
All Areas prone to flooding.

Stage 2: Major Hurricane

All Areas in stage 1, plus all areas eastward of the following streets:
If you are north of 36th street, evacuate east of Broadway.
If you are between 36th street and Okeechobee Boulevard, evacuate east of Dixie Highway.
If you are south of Okeechobee Boulevard, evacuate east of Olive Avenue.


Stay alert to storm advisories

Know “Watch” and “Warning” definitions

A hurricane WATCH means you could experience hurricane conditions within 36 hours. A hurricane WARNING indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 24 hours or less.

Enact your Family Disaster Plan

Map out your route

Don’t get on the road without a place to go! Use travel routes specified by local authorities.

Fill your car with gasoline

Evacuate if told to do so

Evacuate Early – don’t get stranded!

If you have a late start, opt for an Area Shelter

If you’re not sure you will make it to your destination on time, choose from one of our many Area Shelters. Traffic and a lack of hotel vacancies can keep you from getting to your primary safe place.

Enact your Pet Plan

Bring your Disaster Supply Kit

Secure your home before leaving

Get cash

Following a hurricane, banks and ATMs may be temporarily closed.

Notify family and friends of your plans

Register with an emergency management office

If you, or someone you know, requires special assistance during an evacuation, register with the local emergency office of the disadvantaged person.