Severe Weather Information
Severe Weather Information
As the official destination marketing agency for Palm Beach County, The Palm Beaches’ priority is the safety and comfort of our visitors and residents.
Due to Hurricane Nicole, The National Hurricane Center has placed The Palm Beaches on a Hurricane Warning. Palm Beach County government has issued evacuation orders for Zones A & B. These include many hotels and attractions near or on the barrier islands, or in low-lying areas prone to flooding. Certain shelters are now open throughout the county.
Please refer to the below list of hotels to see those in the evacuation zones. For additional information on the storm, refer to the official resources we have listed.
We encourage you to check with your accommodations to learn more about their storm procedures. If you’re planning to visit an attraction, museum, or restaurant, these may temporarily close or change hours due to weather conditions.
Palm Beach County Hotel Information
National Hurricane Center
Palm Beach County Emergency Management & Evacuation Information:
Florida Emergency Management Information:
Additional Travel Related Information:
If you are unfamiliar with hurricane terminology here is a glossary of some terms you might hear:
Watches and Warnings:
- Tropical Storm Watch: A National Hurricane Center (NHC) announcement that sustained winds of 39 mph to 73 mph are possible within the specified area within 48 hours.
- Tropical Storm Warning: A NHC announcement that sustained winds of 39 mph to 73 mph are expected somewhere within the specified area within 36 hours.
- Hurricane Watch: A NHC announcement that sustained winds of 74 mph or higher are possible within the specified area within 48 hours.
- Hurricane Warning: A NHC announcement that sustained winds of 74 mph or 119 km/hr) or higher are expected somewhere within the specified area 36 hours.
- Tropical Depression: A tropical depression has a clearly defined surface circulation with maximum sustained winds of less than 39 mph.
- Cone of Uncertainty: The cone represents the probable track of a storm, representing the possible margin of error in the forecast over a 3-day and 5-day period.
- Tropical Storm: Organized tropical system with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39 mph to 73 mph.
- Hurricane: Organized tropical system with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of at least 74 mph.
- Cat 1: 74 – 95 Very dangerous winds will produce some damage
- Cat 2: 96 – 110 Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage
- Cat 3: 111 – 129 Devastating damage will occur
- Cat 4: 130 – 156 Catastrophic damage may occur
- Cat 5: 156 – Catastrophic damage will occur