Refuges of Last Resort are structures or buildings intended to accommodate people stranded on regional evacuation routes and unable to reach shelter prior to the onset of hurricane winds. These structures are not guaranteed to be completely safe in strong hurricanes; however, they provide an option that may be better than having people in vehicles on the road during a hurricane or remaining in substandard housing.
Refuges are not pre-identified before an event; however, potential refuges may include school buildings not listed here; City, County, churches, or other public buildings. Refuges may have little or no food, water, utilities, or supervision. In short, refuges are viewed as a last resort until the hurricane or other threat passes.