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Hurricane Irma Information
« on: September 07, 2017, 09:11 PM »
We want everyone in the potential path of Hurricane Irma to stay safe. If you can not evacuate the area, below are a list of shelters that are currently open. The Florida Emergency Information Line has been activated 24/7. For up to date information regarding Hurricane Irma, call 1-800-342-3557. Another option is to call 2-1-1. They are the crisis, information and referral line for all of Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.

In order to find a hurricane shelter close to you, you can text the word "shelter" and your zip code to the number 4-F-E-M-A or 4-3-3-6-2. Before you go to a shelter, always check with your local emergency management agency to make sure it's not full.


These shelters are pet friendly:

Astatula Elementary:13925 Florida Avenue, Astatula

Mascotte Elementary: 460 Midway Ave., Mascotte

Round Lake Elementary: 31333 Round Lake Road, Mount Dora

Spring Creek Elementary: 44440 Spring Creek Road, Paisley

Treadway Elementary: 10619 Treadway School Road, Leesburg

Villages Elementary: 695 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake

These are special-needs shelters that also are pet friendly:

Leesburg Elementary: 2229 South St., Leesburg

Lost Lake Elementary: 1901 Johns Lake Road, Clermont

Umatilla Elementary: 401 Lake St., Umatilla

These shelters are not pet friendly or for people with special needs:

Leesburg High School: 1401 Yellow Jacket Way, Leesburg

East Ridge Middle School: 13201 Excalibur Road, Clermont

Tavares High School: 603 N. New Hampshire Ave., Tavares

Eustis High School: 1300 E. Washington Ave., Eustis


Does not list shelters until they are open. County officials said Thursday that nine shelters, two of which will be pet-friendly, and two special needs shelters are expected to open Saturday at 9 a.m. Orange County residents should check the Orange County Disaster Preparedness website.


People with health or medical conditions that may require transportation or special assistance should register at or call 407-664-0000. Seminole County residents should check to see when shelters will open. These are the proposed locations.

Altamonte Springs: Lake Brantley High School, 991 Sand Lake Road.

Chuluota: Walker Elementary School, 3101 Snow Hill Road.

Fern Park: English Estates Elementary School, 299 Oxford Road.

Geneva: Geneva Elementary School, 275 1st St.

Lake Mary: Crystal Lake Elementary School, 231 Rinehart Road; Lake Mary High School, 655 Longwood-Lake Mary Road; Markham Woods Middle School, 6003 Markham Woods Road.

Longwood: Lyman High School, 865 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd. Accepts pets.

Oviedo: John Evans Elementary School, 100 Chapman Road; Hagerty High School, 3225 Lockwood Blvd.; Lawton Chiles Middle School, 1240 Sanctuary Drive; Oviedo High School, 601 King St.

Sanford: Bentley Elementary School, 2190 Oregon Ave. Accepts pets and special-needs. Midway Elementary School, 2368 Brisson Ave.; Millennium Middle School, 21 Lakeview Drive

Winter Springs: Highlands Elementary School, 1600 Shepard Road. Accepts special needs. Layer Elementary School, 4201 State Road 419. Accepts special needs. Winter Springs High School, 130 Tuskawilla Road


People with health or medical conditions that may require transportation or special assistance should register here or call 800-374-9689. Volusia County residents should check the Volusia County Emergency Management website.

Daytona Beach: Campbell Elementary School, 625 S. Keech St.; Champion Elementary School, 921 Tournament Drive; Hinson Middle School, 1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. Accepts special needs. Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd.; Palm Terrace Elementary School, 1825 Dunn Ave. Accepts special needs.

DeBary: DeBary Elementary School, 88 W. Highbanks Road

DeLand: Blue Lake Elementary School, 282 N. Blue Lake Ave.; Citrus Grove Elementary School, 729 Hazen Road. Accepts pets. DeLand Middle School, 1400 S. Aquarius Ave.; Freedom Elementary School, 1395 S. Blue Lake Ave. Accepts special needs. Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave. Accepts pets.

Deltona: Deltona Lakes Elementary School, 2022 Adelia Blvd.; Discovery Elementary School, 975 Abagail Drive; Heritage Middle School, 1001 Parnell Court. Accepts special needs. Pride Elementary School, 1100 Learning Lane; Spirit Elementary School, 1500 Meadowlark Drive; Sunrise Elementary School, 3155 Phonetia Drive; Timbercrest Elementary School, 2401 Eustace Ave.

Lake Helen: Volusia Pines Elementary School, 500 E. Kicklighter Road. Workers only

New Smyrna Beach: New Smyrna Beach High School, 1015 10th St. Accepts pets. Only used for storms up to Category 3.

Orange City: Manatee Cove Elementary School, 734 W. Ohio Ave. Accepts pets; River Springs Middle School, 900 W. Ohio Ave.; University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave.

Ormond Beach: Ormond Beach Middle School, 151 Domicilio Ave. Accepts pets. Only used for storms up to Category 3; Pathways Elementary School, 2100 Airport Road.

Osteen: Osteen Elementary School, 500 Doyle Road.

Port Orange: Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road. Accepts special needs. Creekside Elementary School, 6801 Airport Road. Accepts special needs. Cypress Creek Elementary School, 6100 S. Williamson Blvd. Only used for storms up to Category 4. Horizon Elementary School, 4751 Hidden Lake Drive. Workers only. Sweetwater Elementary School, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd.

Unincorporated: Forest Lake Elementary School, 1600 Doyle Road.

Also, Talladega Superspeedway will offer a portion of its campgrounds – which will include hot shower and restroom facilities, as well as water hookups on gravel and grassy areas – free to evacuees seeking temporary refuge, beginning Thursday (Sept. 7) morning at 9 am CDT. For more information, please contact the Talladega Superspeedway guest services department at (256) 761-4709.

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Re: Hurricane Irma Information
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 11:14 AM »
**This site will find currently open shelters in your area, and they have an app you can download too:

**This site tracks flight delays and status:

Some numbers by state:
• United Way, Dial 2-1-1 or visit
• Florida Division of Emergency Management: 850.413.9969 or visit
• Red Cross North Florida Region: 800.733.2767 or visit

South Carolina
• United Way, Dial 2-1-1 or visit
• State Department of Emergency Management, dial 803.737.8500 or visit
• Red Cross South Carolina Region, Lowcountry South Carolina Chapter, dial 843.764.2323 or visit

North Carolina
• United Way 211: Dial 2-1-1 or visit
• American Red Cross: 919.231.1602,
• Office of Emergency Management: 800.858.0368,

• United Way 211: Dial 2-1-1 or visit
• American Red Cross: 706.353.1645,
• Office of Emergency Management: 404.635.7000,

More Pet information:

**Find pet-friendly hotels here:

Important kits to have on hand for pets:

* Food: Keep at least three days of food in an airtight, waterproof container.
* Water: Store at least three days of water specifically for your pets, in addition to water you
need for yourself and your family.
* Medicines and medical records: Keep an extra supply of medicines your pet takes on a
regular basis in a waterproof container.
* First aid kit: Talk to your veterinarian about what is most appropriate for your pet’s
emergency medical needs. Most kits should include cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape
and scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea and tick prevention; latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol
and saline solution. Include a pet first aid reference book.
* Collar with ID tag, harness or leash: Your pet should wear a collar with its rabies tag
and identification at all times. Include a backup leash, collar and ID tag in your pet’s
emergency supply kit.
* Important documents: Place copies of your pet’s registration information, adoption
papers, vaccination documents and medical records in a clean plastic bag or waterproof
container and also add them to your kit.
* Crate or other pet carrier: If you need to evacuate in an emergency situation take your pets
and animals with you, provided that it is practical to do so.
* Sanitation: Include pet litter and litter box if appropriate, newspapers, paper towels, plastic
trash bags and household chlorine bleach to provide for your pet’s sanitation needs. You can
use bleach as a disinfectant (dilute nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency
you can also use it to purify water. Use 8 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon
of water, stir well and let it stand for 30 minutes before use. Do not use scented or color safe
bleaches or those with added cleaners.
* A picture of you and your pet together: If you become separated from your pet during an
emergency, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and
allow others to assist you in identifying your pet. Include detailed information about species,
breed, age, sex, color and distinguishing characteristics.
* Familiar items: Put favorite toys, treats or bedding in your kit. Familiar items can help reduce
stress for your pet.
Consider two kits. In one, put everything your pets will need to stay where you are and make it on your own. The other should be a lightweight, smaller version you can take with you if you and your pets have to get away.
"Breaking down the walls in my own mind"-So Alive

Re: Hurricane Irma Information
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 02:34 PM »

Here is a list of Brevard's shelters:


Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John
Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne
Ted Whitlock Community Center at Fred Poppe Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Rd NW, Palm Bay

General Population

Apollo Elementary School, 3085 Knox McRae Dr., Titusville
Imperial Estates Elementary School, 900 Imperial Estates Lane, Titusville
Space Coast Junior/Senior High, 6150 Banyan Street, Port St John
Walter Butler Community Center at Bernice Jackson Park, 4201 US Highway 1, Cocoa
Manatee Elementary School, 3425 Viera Blvd., Viera
Sherwood Elementary School, 2541 Post Road, Melbourne
Melbourne High School, 74 Bulldog Blvd., Melbourne
Meadowlane Intermediate Elementary, 2700 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne
Heritage High School 2351 Malabar Rd., Palm Bay
Bayside High School, 1901 DeGroodt Rd. S.W. Palm Bay
South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., Micco
Brevard County Emergency Management reminds residents that although shelters will provide food, individuals need to bring their own bedding, person hygiene products and any other supplies they may need.

Calls to those registered for special needs shelters will begin Thursday to plan transportation and accommodation.

More: Hurricane supplies shopping updates: Who has what in Brevard

For more information, a Community Information Hotline is available and can be reached by calling 2-1-1. Anyone who has questions on Hurricane Irma is urged to call.

Governor Rick Scott also posted a tweet Thursday morning urging anyone who feels like they cannot evacuate to call a transportation hotline at 1-800-955-5504.

More: Follow complete Irma coverage
More: FLORIDA TODAY news is free, unlimited for Hurricane Irma

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Re: Hurricane Irma Information
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 12:10 AM »
After the storm:

Avoid debris, downed power lines, and flood water, which may be electrically charged and hide dangerous debris or places where the ground is washed away. Avoid downed power or utility lines as they may be live with deadly voltage. Stay away and report them immediately to your power or utility company.

Emergency workers may be assisting people in flooded areas or cleaning up debris. You can help them by staying off the roads and out of the way as much as possible.

If your home has flood water inside or around it, don’t walk or wade in it.The water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage.

If you have a flooded basement in your home, never attempt to turn off power or operate circuit breakers while standing in water.

If your power is out, safely use a generator or battery-operated flashlights.

Never use a generator inside a home, basement, shed or garage even if doors and windows are open.

Keep generators outside and far away from windows, doors and vents. Read both the label on your generator and the owner's manual and follow the instructions.

Avoid plugging emergency generators into electric outlets or hooking them directly to your home's electrical system – they can feed electricity back into the power lines, putting you and line workers in danger.