Do You Know Where Your Evacuspot Is?
In 2013, the City of New Orleans and evacuteer.org unveiled new artwork to mark the 17 designated City evacution pick-up points where citizens may go during a mandatory evacuation.
How Mandatory Evacuations Works
In the case of a dangerous or severe storm, generally Category 3 hurricane or higher, the City will call a mandatory evacuation. During a mandatory evacuation all citizens must leave the City of New Orleans until officials have designated the city safe for re-entry.
How To Leave Town
The City provides transportation assistance for Orleans Parish residents and/or tourists who cannot self-evacuate during a mandatory city-wide evacuation. Citizens who can leave town in their own transportation should leave as early as possible, and be aware that roads will change to contraflow, with all roads flowing out of town.
If you have medical or mobility needs and cannot get to your closest evacuspot , you must call 311 or go to ready.nola.gov to sign up for the Special Needs Registry.
Register for City-Assisted Evacuation
All citizens must register for City-Assisted Evacuation in order to leave town using City resources. After registering, citizens must go to one of 17 evacuspots, designated City evacuation pick-up points marked by evacuspot artwork. From their evacuspot, citizens will be transported to Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) Amtrak/bus station, for outbound transportation to State and Federal shelters. Find the closest evacuspot here.