Do You Know Where Your Evacuspot Is?
What is an Evacuspot?
An Evacuspot is a pick-up location where anyone get a safe ride out of town during a mandatory evacuation. There are 17 Evacuspots in New Orleans.
What is a Mandatory Evacuation?
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 residents must leave the city of New Orleans until officials have designated the city safe for re-entry.
How do you leave New Orleans?
- The City provides free transportation help for Orleans Parish residents and/or tourists who cannot self-evacuate during a mandatory evacuation. This is called City Assisted Evacuation.
- If you have medical or mobility needs and cannot get to your closest Evacuspot, call 311 or click here to sign up for the Special Needs Registry.
- If you are leaving the city in your own car, you should leave as early as possible to avoid traffic. Roads will change to contraflow 24 hours before the storm reaches the region, with all traffic flowing out of town.
How does City Assisted Evacuation work?
If you need a ride out of the city:
- Go to an Evacuspot. Find your closest Evacuspot here.
- From that Evacuspot, you will be transported to Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) Amtrak/bus station.
- You will board a bus to a State or Federal shelter.
- The City and its partners will bring you back to New Orleans when it reopens.
You can download our brochure with more information, what to bring with you, and a map in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Register for City-Assisted Evacuation