Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe.
If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 to 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18

Safety & emergency preparedness

Evacuation routes

Large-scale evacuations don’t happen very often in Philadelphia. A localized, small-scale evacuation is more likely. If officials tell you to evacuate, it’s important that you’re ready ahead of time so you can leave right away.

Evacuation zones

Evacuation routes are grouped into evacuation zones.  Evacuation zones are organized around Philadelphia Police Department districts. For example, if you live in Police Department District 4, you are also in Evacuation Zone 4.

Click an area on the map below to view a divisional overview of the evacuation routes, or download a complete map book (pdf) of the evacuation routes citywide.

Evacuation Region Overviews

Philadelphia evacuation routes interactive map

Familiarize yourself with evacuation routes in your neighborhood with an interactive map. It’s important to know the evacuation routes around where you live and work and to include a possible evacuation into your emergency plan.

To plan for an evacuation:

  • Visit the Philadelphia Evacuation Routes Interactive Map. Enter your address in the “search an address” box to start.
  • Identify different evacuation routes out of your neighborhood based on whether you will be walking, driving, or taking public transportation.
  • Have a backup route in mind in case your primary route is inaccessible.

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