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Knowing your elevation in Florida is crucial for hurricane safety due to the risk of storm surges.

A storm surge is a rise in sea level that occurs during tropical cyclones, and it can cause significant flooding in coastal areas.

If you live at a low elevation near the coast, your home is more likely to be affected by these surges. Understanding your elevation can help you evaluate your risk and take necessary precautions, such as evacuating in a timely manner or preparing your home for potential flooding.

For example, if you live 5′ above sea level and a 15′ storm surge is forecast for your area, your house is going under water.

Each county in Florida has an evacuation zone based on this elevation. To find your elevation and evacuation zone, click here.

To see the 2024 CAC official hurricane season forecast, click here.

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