Several counties issue curfew in regards to Hurricane Matthew

UPDATE (2 p.m. Friday) - Both Orange and Seminole County has lifted their curfew as of 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. 

ORIGINAL STORY - Below is critical information released by the various county officials in regards to shelters, curfews, voluntary evacuations, and the citizen's information lines. 



The County Manager and the County Sheriff have issued a mandatory curfew for Volusia County effective at midnight tonight through 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. 


General Public Shelters
DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand
Sweetwater Elementary School, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd., Port Orange – At capacity
New Smyrna Beach High School, 1015 10th St., New Smyrna Beach
University High School, 1000 W Rhode Island Ave., Orange City
Pine Ridge High School, 925 Howland Blvd., Deltona
River Springs Middle School, 900 West Ohio Ave., Orange City
T.D. Taylor Middle/High School, 100 E. Washington Ave., Pierson
Pathways Elementary School, 2100 Airport Road, Ormond Beach – At capacity
Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach – At capacity
Champion Elementary, 921 Tournament Drive, Daytona Beach
Cypress Creek Elementary, 6100 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange
Deltona High School, 100 Wolf Pack Run, Deltona

Special Needs Shelters for persons with special needs only (not general public)
Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange – At capacity
Creekside Middle School, 6801 Airport Road, Port Orange
Heritage Middle School, 1001 Parnell Court, Deltona
Galaxy Middle School, 2400 Eustace Ave., Deltona
Palm Terrace Elementary, 1825 Dunn Ave., Daytona Beach


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For elderly, physically, mentally or sensory disabled, visually or hearing impaired residents or those who need supplemental oxygen. Caregivers should plan to stay with their person with special needs. SpNS are not for people who need 24-hour dedicated care, a hospital bed, ventilator, other complex care or isolation patients. These individuals should discuss other shelter arrangements with their physician or home health service provider or caregiver.


A voluntary evacuation is now in effect for all manufactured homes, mobile homes, and low lying areas. A Reverse 9-1-1 call will be made to landlines and registered cell phone in these areas.

There is a curfew in effect from 5:00AM Friday through 7:00AM Saturday. Please stay off the roads.


Find shelter rules and types here:

Find an interactive shelter map here:…

If you have special medical needs, you and your caregiver are allowed at a Special Needs Shelter. If you do not have a special medical need, a General Population Shelter is where you should go.

If you need assistance with transportation to a shelter, call 407-665-0000. Transportation will be available until dusk today.


Lyman High School
- 865 Ronald Reagan Blvd.
- Longwood, FL
- Capacity: 1,500
- Pet friendly
- Call 407-665-0000 for availability

Lawton Chiles Middle School
- 1240 Sanctuary Drive
- Oviedo, FL
- Capacity: 750
- No pets allowed
- Call 407-665-0000 for availability

Lake Mary High School
- 655 Longwood Lake Mary Road
- Lake Mary, FL
- Capacity: 1,200
- No pets allowed
- Call 407-665-0000 for availability

Midway Elementary
- 2368 Brisson Ave.
- Sanford, FL
- Capacity: 500
- No pets
- Call 407-665-0000 for availability


Highlands Elementary
- 1600 Shepard Rd.
- Winter Springs, FL
- Capacity: 140
- No pets
- Call 407-665-0000 for availability

Bentley Elementary
- 2190 South Oregon Avenue
- Sanford, FL
- Capacity:140
- Pet friendly
- Call 407-665-0000 for availability

If you have any additional questions, visit or call 407-665-0000.



 Flagler County Commissioners have enacted a mandatory curfew in advance of Hurricane Matthew. It will be between the hours of 7pm and 7am. Law enforcement will not hinder people from evacuating. However, anyone caught loitering by law enforcement could be charged with a misdemeanor. This will be a daily curfew until further notice.
            In addition, all alcohol sales in Flagler County will be suspended effective immediately and will remain in place until the emergency declaration is lifted.
            For the latest storm-related updates and a copy of the evacuation zones, log on to or call 386-586-5111.
Rymfire Elementary, located at 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast, will accommodate those with special needs - people who require assistance with daily living or who have medical conditions that prevent or hinder their ability to care for themselves, as well as those who require electricity for oxygen. A family member or caregiver should stay at the shelter with the individual.
Bunnell Elementary, 305 N. Palmetto Street, Bunnell, will accommodate other residents who have no other place to go. Pets - dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, rodents and turtles - are the allowed pets. There is a four-pet maximum. Pet owners should bring current vaccination records and supplies, including crates and medications.
Buddy Taylor Middle School 4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast



Orange County has enacted a curfew from 10 p.m. on Thursday until 7 a.m. Saturday.


Orange County residents can call 311 for information or click



Shelter Name Address Staffed By Type of Shelter
Apopka High 555 Martin St, Apopka, FL 32712 Orange County General Population
Corner Lake Middle 1700 Chuluota Rd, Orlando, FL 32820 Red Cross General Population
Timber Creek High School 1001 Avalon Park S Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828 Orange County General Population
Odyssey Middle School 9290 Lee Vista Blvd, Orlando, FL 32829 Orange County General Population
Barnett Park 4801 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32808 Red Cross/Orange County General Population /Pet Friendly


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