Emergency shelter information across Central Florida

With Hurricane Dorian on track to impact Florida, here is a list of shelters and information across Central Florida.


Brevard County has announced a list of shelters, which will open at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The locations are:

  • Apollo Elementary School, 3085 Knox McRae Dr., Titusville
  • Walter Butler Community Center, Bernice Jackson Park, 4201 U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa
  • Manatee Elementary School, 3425 Viera Boulevard, Viera
  • Sherwood Elementary School, 2451 Post Road, Melbourne
  • Bayside High School, South Mainland, Community Center, 3700 Allen Avenue, Micco
  • Mims Elementary, Titusville

There are five pet-friendly shelters open in Brevard County as well. They are:

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


Flagler County opened at noon on Monday.

An evacuation order was also activated at noon.

A special needs shelters is open at Rymfire Elementary. This is for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes in zones A, B, F, and flood-prone areas.


Mandatory evacuations will begin at 8 a.m. on Monday. 

The following shelters will open on Monday at noon:

  • Fellsmere Elementary, 50 N. Cypress Street 
  • Sebastian River Middle, 9400 CR 512 
  • Freshman Learning Center, 1507 19th Street 
  • Oslo Middle School, 480 20th Ave SW 

There will be one pet-friendly shelter in Indian River County:

  • Liberty Magnet Elementary, 6580 81st Street 

There will also be one special needs shelter, which opens at 8 a.m. on Monday:

  • Treasure Coast Elementary, 8955 85th Street 


Lake County is opening six emergency shelters at noon on Monday.

  • Mount Dora High, 700 N. Highland Street, Mt. Dora

Public and Pet-Friendly Shelters

  • Round Lake Elementary, 31333 Round Lake Road, Mt. Dora
  • Spring Creek Elementary, 44440 Spring Creek Road, Paisley

Public, Pet-Friendly, and Special Needs Shelters

  • Leesburg Elementary, 2229 South St., Leesburg
  • Lost Lake Elementary, 1901 Johns Lake Road, Clermont
  • Umatilla Elementary, 401 Lake St., Umatilla


  • Cypress Creek High School    1101 Bear Crossing Drive Orlando, FL 32824
  • Discovery Middle School    601 Woodbury Road Orlando, FL 32828
  • East River High School    654 Columbia School Road Orlando, FL 32833    Pet Friendly
  • Edgewater High School    3100 Edgewater Drive Orlando, FL 32804
  • Evans High School    4949 Silver Star Road Orlando, FL 32808
  • Freedom Middle School    2850 W. Taft Vineland Road Orlando, FL 32837
  • Lake Nona High School    12500 Narcoosee Road Orlando, FL 32832    Pet Friendly
  • Oak Ridge High School    6000 Winegard Road Orlando, FL 32809    Pet Friendly
  • Ocoee High School    1925 Ocoee Crown Point Pkwy Ocoee, FL 34761

Find out more information.


Due to the track and timing of Hurricane Dorian, Osceola County will open its general population shelters at noon on Monday, Sept. 2 - NOT at noon Sunday, Sept. 1 as previously announced.  

The locations of general population shelters are:

  • Harmony High School (pet-friendly) 3601 Arthur J Gallagher Blvd., St Cloud, FL 34771
  • St. Cloud High School- 2000 Bulldog Ln, St Cloud, FL 34769
  • Horizon Middle School- 2020 Ham Brown Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • Kenansville Community Center, 1178 S Canoe Creek Rd, Kenansville, FL 34739

As a reminder, the Osceola County Special Needs Shelter opened at 4 p.m. today, Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Council on Aging, located at 700 Generation Pt, Kissimmee, FL 34744.  The Special Needs Shelter will remain open and fully operating until further notice. Individuals staying at the special needs shelter should bring medicine and other vital supplies.


Based on the current track and estimated time of arrival in Polk County of Hurricane Dorian, the following public shelters will open at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1:

•    Auburndale High School, 1 Bloodhound Trail, Auburndale
•    Chain of Lakes Elementary, 7001 CR 653, Winter Haven
•    Davenport School of the Arts, 4751 N CR 547, Davenport
•    Donald Bronson Community, 124 Bronson Trail, Polk City
•    George Jenkins High School, 6000 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland
•    Kathleen High School, 2600 Crutchfield Road, Lakeland
•    Lake Marion Creek Elem., 3055 Lk. Marion Creek Road, Poinciana
•    Mulberry Middle School, 500 Martin Luther King Ave., Mulberry

Special Needs shelters will also open at 8 a.m. Sunday, for those residents with special medical needs. Polk County Emergency Management's Special Needs Program is designed to provide shelter and/or transportation for residents with medical or physical conditions and/or dependent on medical electrical equipment who require assistance during an emergency. Those staying at the special needs shelters have been prearranged and registered.

The only pet friendly shelter that will be open will be at Lake Region High School, 1995 Thunder Road, Eagle Lake. Pet owners must bring shot records for their pets, an airline-approved carrying case or crate and pet food. Visit Polk County's emergency website for more information.


Shelter openings have not yet been announced. Find out more information.


Volusia County is scheduled to open shelters on Monday, Sept. 2.

  • TD Taylor Middle/High, 100 E. Washington Ave, Pierson
  • DeLand High, 800 N Hill Rd, DeLand
  • University High School, 1000 W Rhode Island Ave, Orange City
  • ​Mainland High School, 1255 W. Intl Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach
  • Sweetwater Elementary, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd, Port Orange

Special-needs shelters: 

Assists evacuees with disabilities or functional medical needs. This is a Pet Friendly shelter for Special Needs persons only.

  • Atlantic High, 1250 Reed Canal Rd, Port Orange
  • Creekside Middle, 6801 Airport Rd, Port Orange
  • Freedom Elementary, 1395 S. Blue Lake Avenue, DeLand
  • Galaxy Middle, 2400 Eustace Ave, Deltona
  • ​Palm Terrace Elementary, 1825 Dunn Avenue, Daytona Beach
  • Pride Elementary, 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona

Pet-friendly (people and pets housed separately:

  • Hinson Middle,1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach
  • Pine Ridge High, 925 Howland Blvd, Deltona
  • River Springs Middle, 900 West Ohio Ave, Orange City

Your pet can stay with you here:

  • Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 W. State Rd 44, DeLand


Marion County is opening several shelters for the general population. They include:

  • Ft. McCoy School
  • North Marion Middle School 
  • Lake Weir High School

They also said that residents who live east of Highway 441 and have special, medical needs may go to Westport High School for shelter. This shelter can only be used for special needs patients and special needs services are available there.

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