Charlotte County Emergency Operations will give out the evacuation notice on the approach of a Hurricane or storm. In that case Palm Island Transit will go into Emergency operation and operate 24 hour service to help get everyone off Island or until we get an all clear from the Sheriff’s office, weather permitting. We will only run 2 Ferry’s during normal hours if possible if weather permitting and 1 on the 24 hour operation weather permitting.
Charlotte County Fire and the EMS stop operations when wind speeds reach 45mph sustained or greater during Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. Please keep this in mind.
Hurricane, Tropical Storms: When wind speeds reach 40mph sustained, we stop hauling high profile vehicles (semi-trucks and trailers, large panel trucks, etc.). We will continue to make runs in-between squalls at Captains discretion. At 45mph sustained we will stop operations and secure all vessels. After this we will not start back up until all clear and winds decrease to safe operating speeds.
Please limit your trips to as few as possible.
We urge you be prepared and not to wait to until the last minute if an evacuation notice is given. Pay attention to local weather for updates.
Put a plan together now!
OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS for HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS