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Martin County

Officials have opened  five general population shelters. Pet friendly shelters and shelters for those who need assistance will also be available. Click here for more details. Shelter information

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St. Lucie County

Mandatory evacuations will be issued for residents on North & South Hutchinson Island, in low-laying areas and those living in mobile homes, starting Friday at 3 p.m. Once residents leave those areas, they will not be allowed re-entry until the storm passes and public safety official have cleared the roads.

The Havert L. Fenn Center on 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce will open Friday, September 8th at 9:00 am, however, if you are planning to used the shelter you must preregister at

Eight general population shelters will be opening on Saturday, September 9th at 9:00 a.m.

Facility Name Address City
Westwood High School 1801 Angle Road Fort Pierce
Fort Pierce Central High School 4101 South 25th Street Fort Pierce
Treasure Coast High School 1000 SW Darwin Blvd Port St. Lucie
Westgate K-8 School 1050 NE Cashere Blvd Port St. Lucie
Lakewood Park Elementary 7800 Indrio Road Fort Pierce
Oak Hammock Elementary 1251 SW California Blvd Port St Lucie
Samuel S. Gaines Academy 2250 S Jenkins Rd Fort Pierce
Parkway Elementary School 7000 NW Selvitz Rd Port St Lucie

** Westwood High School will double as a pet friendly shelter, however, pet owners must bring crates for their pets, as well as food, water and litter. All pets must have up-to-date vaccinations. Pets, along with their owners, will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. **

Indian River County

Shelters in Bold will be open starting on Saturday, September 9 at 8:00 a.m.

Facility Name Address City
Indian River Academy 500 20th Street SW Vero Beach
Oslo Middle School 480 20th Avenue SW Vero Beach
Osceola Magnet School 1110 18th Avenue S.W. Vero Beach
Gifford Middle School 4530 28th Court Gifford
Glendale Elementary School 4940 8th Street Vero Beach
V.B.H.S. Freshman Learning Center 1507 19th Street Vero Beach
Vero Beach Elementary School 1770 12th Street Vero Beach
Fellsmere Elementary School 50 North Cypress Street Fellsmere
Pelican Island Elementary School 1355 Schumann Drive Sebastian
Sebastian Elementary School 400 County Road 512 Sebastian
Sebastian River Middle School 9400 County Road 512 Sebastian
Sebastian River High School 9001 90th Avenue Sebastian
Storm Grove Middle School 6400 57th Street Vero Beach

**Special Needs

Treasure Coast Elementary School 8955 85th Street Sebastian, Florida 32958 Pre-registration required: Call 772-226-3900 for information.

**Pet Friendly

Liberty Magnet School 6850 81st Street Vero Beach, Florida 32967 Call 772-388-3331, Ext. 10 for information

Palm Beach County

All 15 general population shelters in Palm Beach County will be opened around 10:00 am Friday morning.

Click here for your evacuation zone

**Pet friendly shelter

West Boynton Recreation Center, 6000 Northtree Boulevard. Pets must be accompanied by one owner who will stay at the nearby Park Vista High School, 7900 S Jog Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33467 -due to space restrictions. Owners will be given schedule to attend to pets. To register

** Special Needs

Special needs shelter will open Friday at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Must preregister for assistance. (561) 712-6400 or visit


Facility Name Address City
Lyons Creek Middle School 4333 Sol Press Blvd Coconut Creek
Monarch High School 5050 Wiles Rd Coconut Creek
Coral Glades High School 2700 Sportsplex Dr. Coral Springs
Fox Trail Elementary School 1250 Nob Hill Rd Davie
Arthur Ashe/ Atlantic Tech College 1701 N.W. 23rd Ave. Fort Lauderdale
Watkins Elementary School 3520 S.W. 52nd Ave Pembroke Park
Park Lakes Elementary 3925 N. State Rd. 7 Lauderdale Lakes
New Renaissance Middle School 10701 Miramar Blvd. Miramar
Plantation Elementary 651 N.W. 42nd Ave. Plantation
Pompano Beach High School 600 N.E. 13 Ave Pompano Beach
Weston Falcon Cove Middle School 4251 Bonaventure Blvd Weston

**Pet Friendly

Millennium Middle School/Challenger Elementary School Campus 5803 NW 94th Ave. Tamarac, 33321 (Not a general population shelter)


Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, has issued an evacuation order for residents who live in mobile homes, residents who live in Zone A, and residents of the Barrier Islands, which include: Bal Harbour, Bay Harbour Islands, Golden Beach, Indian Creek Village, Miami Beach, North Bay Village, Sunny Isles Beach and Surfside. Biscayne Park was mentioned in the Mayor’s announcement, however, it is not apart of the evacuation. This evacuation order will go into effect as of 7:00 am Thursday morning. Here are a list of shelters who have opened for your convenience:

Facility Name Address City
North Miami Beach Senior 1247 NW 167 St North Miami
South Miami Senior 6856 SW 53 St South Miami
Felix Varela Senior 15255 SW 96 St West Kendall
Pet Friendly Shelter 10901 Coral Way Miami


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