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DELRAY BEACH, FL ( (Source: PALM BEACH COUNTY) — At 5 p.m. today, Sunday, September 1, Palm Beach County will open two additional general population shelters in addition to the seven general population shelters, special needs shelter and the pet-friendly shelter. Those shelters are:

Forest Hill High School

6901 Parker Avenue

West Palm Beach, FL  33405

Atlantic Community High School

2455 West Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach, FL 33445

The available space for each person at a general shelter is 20 square feet. That’s 4 feet by 5 feet of floor space. Please bring snacks with you to the shelter, only dinner will be served Sunday evening. Palm Tran serves many shelter locations. Additionally, all Palm Tran services will be free on Sunday. The Sheriff’s Office assures they will not be checking the immigration status of any person coming to a shelter.

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

•          Medications and prescriptions

•          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

•          Weapons are prohibited in shelters

For continuing information on Hurricane Dorian, and for more information on the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management and hurricane preparedness, please visit:, follow us on Twitter @PBCDEM and watch PBC-TV Channel 20.



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