By Grace Vasquez
Bithlo Community Park
General Population/Pet-Friendly shelter
18501 Washington Ave, Orlando, FL 32820
The Islamic Society of Central Florida will have three locations for residents to take shelter during Hurricane Irma. Shelters will open on Saturday at 9 a.m.
MECCA Center, 586 N Goldenrod Rd, Orlando
Masjid Al-Rahim, 4962 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando
Masjid Al-Aziz, 9501 Satellite Blvd, Orlando
The ISCF asks residents to bring their own sleeping bag,m hygiene products, medicine, food and water, as well as coloring books and toys if you bring children.
Emergency shelters have not been opened in Flagler County.
Shelters will be prepared at the following locations:
General Population and Pets:
Bunnell Elementary, 305 N. Palmetto Street, Bunnell
Rymfire Elementary, 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast
At 3 p.m. Friday, the following shelters will open for residents of Brevard County:
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
Apollo Elementary School, 3085 Knox McRae Dr., Titusville
Mims Elementary, 2582 U.S. Highway 1, Mims
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
Special needs shelters will also open on Friday; telephone calls to registered clients will begin today, as County staffers determine which residents will require transportation via Space Coast Area Transit buses.
Although shelters will provide food, residents going to shelters will need to take their own supplies, including bedding, folding chairs or sleeping bags; any needed medications; multiple changes of clothing and sturdy shoes; personal hygiene items; and entertainment items, like games, cards, books, or magazines.
Residents who do not plan to stay in public shelters are encouraged to stay with family or friends on the mainland, and to evacuate tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles, as traffic on highways and interstates is likely to be heavier.
Seminole County shelters will open on Saturday at the following locations.
Bentley Elementary School (pet-friendly)
Highlands Elementary School
Lyman High School
Chiles Middle School
Midway Elementary School
Lake Mary High School
Crystal Lake Elementary School
Shelters in Marion County will open beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday at the following locations:
Vanguard High School, 7 NW 28th Street, Ocala
General Population Shelters:
North Marion Middle School, 2085 W Highway 329, Citra
Fort McCoy School, 16160 NE Highway 315, Fort McCoy
Lake Weir High School, 10351 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala
Special Needs Shelters:
Belleview Middle School, 10500 SE 36th Ave, Belleview FL
West Port High School, 3733 SW 80th Avenue, Ocala
If special needs residents need transportation to a shelter, you can contact the Citizens Information Line at 352-369-7500.
Emergency Management officials are encouraging citizens to bring supplies with them to the shelters to last them for 24-48 hours, such as clothing, bedding, medications, food, water, etc. If you are bringing your pet(s) to the pet-friendly shelter, they must be caged and you will be required to provide recent immunization documentation.
Registered sex offenders and predators are required to report to the Marion County Jail for sheltering.
The following shelters will open at the times noted. Residents are asked to not arrive at a shelter before the opening time.
Opening at 10 a.m. Saturday
General Public Shelters
University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave., Orange City
Taylor Middle/High School, 100 E. Washington Ave., Pierson
Sweetwater Elementary School, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd., Port Orange
Cypress Creek Elementary School, 6100 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange
Special Needs Pet-Friendly Shelters
Palm Terrace Elementary School, 1825 Dunn Ave, Daytona Beach
Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange
Creekside Middle School, 6801 Airport Road, Port Orange
Freedom Elementary School, 1395 S. Blue Lake Ave., DeLand
Heritage Middle School, 1001 Parnell Court, Deltona
General Public Pet-Friendly Shelters
Hinson Middle School, 1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach
Citrus Grove Elementary School, 729 Hazen Road, DeLand
Spirit Elementary School, 1500 Meadowlark Drive, Deltona
Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. State Road 44, DeLand
Opening at 12 p.m. Saturday:
General Public Shelters:
Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
River Springs Middle School, 900 West Ohio Ave., Orange City
Pride Elementary School, 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona
DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand
General Public Pet-Friendly Shelters
Pine Trail Elementary School, 300 Airport Road, Ormond Beach
Champion Elementary School, 921 Tournament Drive, Daytona Beach
Osceola will open three pet-friendly shelter locations at noon on Friday, Sept. 8.
Harmony High School, 3601 Arthur J Gallagher Blvd, St Cloud, FL 34771
Kissimmee Middle School, 2410 Dyer Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34741
Liberty High School, 4250 Pleasant Hill Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Lake County will be opening 13 emergency shelters at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Guests are asked to bring their IDs for expedited check-ins
PET FRIENDLY SHELTERS
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
SPECIAL NEEDS, PET FRIENDLY SHELTERS
Astatula Elementary, 13925 Florida Ave., Astatula
Leesburg Elementary, 2229 South St., Leesburg
Lost Lake Elementary, 1901 Johns Lake Road, Clermont
Umatilla Elementary, 401 Lake St., Umatilla
Pets must be brought to shelters in a carrier or crate that is marked with the owner’s name, address and two phone numbers. Owners must have documentation of up-to-date rabies vaccinations for their pets. Owners are responsible for taking care of their pets. Lake County recommends pet owners bring all pet supplies, such as food and water, litter and litter box and leash.
Pet friendly emergency shelters are open only to domestic pets only.
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
Evacuees are asked to bring the following supplies to their shelters:
One gallon of water per person and pet for three days
Non-perishable food and snacks items for three days
Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
Prescriptions and emergency medications
Important personal documents
Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you