Plan & Prepare
Protective Actions: NJ Coastal Evacuation Maps
The maps on these pages do not show local or county Evacuation
Routes. They do show the various State roads that have been identified
as potential Evacuation Routes for coastal emergencies such as approaching
Tropical Storms or Hurricanes.
You can prepare for an Evacuation by using a local map to identify
the roads you would take to reach these Evacuation Routes from
home, work or any place where you and your family spend time.
Remember that all evacuation plans, including the evacuation
routes posted on this and other NJOEM web pages, are flexible
and may change based on the nature of an emergency.
When local, county or State officials order you to evacuate ,
they will provide specific information about the roads you should
take. Police and first responders will be posted in your community
to direct traffic and block roads that are unsafe.
How will I know if it is time to Evacuate?
Your local, county or State emergency management officials will notify
your neighborhood of the need to Evacuate or take other Protective
They will do this via Emergency Alert System messages on local radio
and TV. They may also alert entire areas via via community notification
systems such as “Reverse 911,” which sends messages
to home telephones. Officials may even travel with bullhorns
in certain areas.
Remember: Your single greatest information source before, during and
after an emergency will be your battery-powered radio.
If you are unable to listen to the radio or believe you
may miss these messages, make arrangements with someone in your neighborhood.
Make sure someone will reach out to you, to keep you informed.