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Shelter Locator Map Directions

How to use the Shelter and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool.


The Shelter Locator application provides residents an easy way to find shelters near them. Enter your address or click on the Current Location button to find shelters near you.

Click here to go to the Shelter and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool.

        Search - Locate

If you click the Current Location button, the arrow icon, it will use the location of your computer's IP address or your cell phone/tablet location to locate shelters near you. When you enter an address or use your current location, the application will present a list of shelters near you and allow you to review relevant information about each shelter.

Image of Search - Amenities dialogue box

In addition, you can search for a shelter with a specific amenity you require. To do that click on the search icon, the magnifying glass image, and then click on Amenities tab and select the Amenity you require.   The application will present a list of shelters that offer the amenity you require and allow you to review relevant information about each shelter.

Finding an Area of Interest There are three primary ways to identify an area of interest.

  1. You can interact directly with the map and click on a shelter when you've located it.
  2. You can use your current location (select the arrow icon).
  3. You can search for your address (select the magnifying glass icon).


The search box can be used to find an address you’re interested in:

Click on the image of a magnifying glass and enter the address  you're interested in.  You can enter a partial address and then identify the correct value in the list.

Search Locate Icon

Map Based Navigation

There are several ways to interact with the map:

Aerial Map Image
  1. Use the base map switcher to select the base map you'd like to interact with.
  2. Hold down the shift key and drag a box on the map to zoom in.
  3. Hold Down Ctrl+Shift to zoom out.
  4. Roll your mouse roller to zoom in/out.
  5. Click the + or - to zoom in/out.


You can get directions to each shelter using your current location or an address you select.

Directions Dialogue Box

When you find a shelter you'd like to visit, click on the image of an intersection and enter an address to start from, or click the use current location button, to calculate the directions and route.

Share Your Map

Image of Map Tool Shapes


You can click on the Share Map button, the image of square with an arrow in it, to share your map several different ways. You can compose an email, post to your Facebook wall or post a Tweet. When you use the Facebook or Twitter links, you'll be asked to sign in to your respective account.

Am I in a Storm Surge Zone?

Once you have located the address you’re interested in you can determine if it is in a Storm Surge zone by zooming in on the map. The areas that are highlighted in Green are in Surge Zone 1, Cyan Surge Zone 2, Magenta Surge Zone 3, and Red Surge Zone 4.

Click here to go to the Shelter and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool.

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