Evacuate immediately if told to do so:
If you're sure you have time:
The major evacuation routes for Atlantic County are: Atlantic City Expressway, the Garden State Parkway, US 9, US 30, US 40, US 322, State Routes 50, 87 and County Routes 559, Alt. 559 and Alt. 561.
Atlantic County Evacuation Routes MapCLICK HERE TO VIEW MAP
When you begin to plan for an evacuation, be sure you have A Place To Go (Click here for details). Additional information can be found throughout this web site as well as the first section of your local telephone directory.
Please review the evacuation routes map to find the closest evacuation route out of your area. In the event that a hurricane threatens Atlantic County and an evacuation of the barrier islands and immediate mainland is necessary, the Governor of the State of New Jersey, will declare a "state of emergency" which will allow state and local authorities to take actions to rapidly evacuate Atlantic County. One of these actions may be to "reverse" the flow of traffic on the Atlantic City Expressway so that all lanes will be headed West, away from the path of the storm. This action will only be taken should a landfall hurricane be imminent and time is of the essence for a full scale evacuation. Click here to view the Lane Reversal Operation Instructions.