Hurricane Ian: Seminole County announces shelter openings

As of Wednesday at 8:00 a.m., Seminole County has issued an evacuation order for flood prone, mobile/manufactured homes, and persons with special needs. The Seminole County Office of Emergency Management has announced the opening of the following emergency shelters beginning at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Lake Mary High School – General Population
  • Winter Springs High School – General Population
  • Lyman High School – General Population and Pet-Friendly
  • Lawton Chiles Middle School – General Population
  • Midway Elementary – General Population
  • Bentley Elementary – Special Needs and Pet-Friendly
  • Layer Elementary – Special Needs

As a reminder, a shelter should be your last resort. All other options should be explored before going to a shelter.  Individuals living in mobile homes, low-lying areas, or flood zones should consider evacuating to a shelter.

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