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HURRICANE IRMA: Palm Beach County Shelters Open Friday Morning

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Palm Beach County is activating its emergency shelter program. Several shelters are opening Friday morning at 10am. The list follows. For emergency information, please contact the Emergency Information Center at 561-712-6400.
Emergency Shelters
The state has advised that fuel demand is outstripping fuel supply and they advise that all residents shelter within the county.
15 general population shelters will open at 10:00 A.M. Friday:
Atlantic High School
2455 W Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 33445
Boca Raton High School
1501 NW 15th Ct, Boca Raton 33486
Boynton Beach High School
4975 Park Ridge Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33426
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elem. School
1501 Avenue U, Riviera Beach 33404
Forest Hill High School
6901 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach 33405
Independence Middle School
4001 Greenway Drive Jupiter 33458
John I Leonard High School
4701 10th Avenue N, Greenacres 33463
Lakeshore Middle School
425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade 33430
Palm Beach Central High School
8499 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington 33411
Palm Beach Gardens High School
4245 Holly Drive Palm Beach Gardens 33410
Park Vista High School
7900 Jog Rd, Lake Worth 33467
Pahokee Middle School
850 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee 33476
Seminole Ridge High School
4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd,
Loxahatchee 33470
West Boca High School
12811 Glades Rd, Boca Raton 33498
Westgate Elementary
1545 Loxahatchee Drive West Palm Beach 33409
If you choose to go to a hurricane shelter, please bring the following:
·        3 day supply of water
·        2 changes of comfortable clothes
·        Flashlight with extra batteries
·        Cell phone and a battery-operated charger
·        Medicines
·        Snacks/Special diet foods
·        Cash
·        Photocopies of valuable documents
·        Games, books and playing cards for entertainment during your stay
·        Space is limited, so please pack accordingly
Pet Friendly Shelter will open Friday, 10:00 A.M. at West Boynton Recreation Center, 6000 Northtree Blvd., Lake Worth. The pet friendly shelter is available to Palm Beach County residents residing in a mandatory evacuation zone or in mobile homes. Proof of residency is required. Space is limited and restrictions apply. Each pet must be accompanied by only one owner who will stay at the shelter. Other family members will need to stay at nearby Park Vista High School due to space restrictions. Livestock and reptiles will not be accepted. Pets will be housed in a separate area from people. Pet owners will be given a schedule to attend to their animal’s needs. Please visit to register.
Special Needs Shelter – will open Friday at the South Florida Fairgrounds. If you are registered you should have received notification. People with
special medical needs should register for our Special Needs Program by calling
(561) 712-6400 or visiting our website



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