Hurricane Dorian Shelters

September 01, 2019  
people sleeping on cots in an evacuation shelter

Evacuation Shelters are a refuge of last resort and should only be considered if you NEED to evacuate and have NO OTHER OPTIONS.  If you can safely shelter in place, stay with friends or family, or stay in a hotel, it is recommended that you do so. 

What Should You Bring to a Shelter? 

  • Air mattress, blankets, pillows or other bedding
  • Food and water 
  • Personal items 
  • Medications and first-aid supplies 
  • Important papers 
  • Games, toys and books 
  • Flashlight and batteries 
  • Additional safety, hygiene or comfort items that may not be listed 

Things to Consider: 

  • A caregiver must accompany any individual requiring more than basic supervision or assistance 
  • Meals are not guaranteed and individuals with special dietary needs should bring their own food


General Population Shelters

Location Address Pet Friendly
Landmark Middle School 101 Kernan Blvd N (32225) Yes
Twin Lakes Elementary 8000 Point Meadows Drive (32256) No
Chimney Lakes Elementary 9353 Staples Mill Drive  (32244) Yes
Mandarin Middle School 5100 Hood Road  (32257) Yes
Oceanway Elementary 1255 Gillespie Ave  (32218) No
Abess Park Elementary 1 2731 Abess Blvd  (32225) No
Andrew Robinson 1 01 W. 12th Street  (32206) No
Arlington Middle School 8141 Lone Star Road (32211) No

Special Medical Needs Shelters

Location Address Pet Friendly
Atlantic Coast High School 9735 R.G. Skinner Pkwy  (32256) Yes
Oceanway Middle 143 Oceanway Ave  (32218) No
Enterprise Elementary 8085 Old Middleburg  (32222) No

Dual Population (General Population and Special Needs) Shelters

Location Address Pet Friendly
Legends Center 5130 Soutel Drive (32208) Yes

Special Medical Needs Shelters:

  • Persons with special needs should contact 630-CITY (2489) for more information. 
  • Special Medical Needs Registrants located in the zones being evacuated will receive a phone call from Health and Medical Branch of the EOC staffed by the Department of Health confirming your intentions to evacuate to a Special Medical Needs shelter and to determine any transportation needs. 
  • If you intend to evacuate to a Special Medical Needs shelter and do not need transportation assistance, you will be provided the name and location of the shelter to which you are assigned. 
  • Please note that a caregiver should accompany special needs citizens.
  • Registrants on special diets need to bring food to meet their individual needs.
  • Make sure to bring your own pillow, sheets and blankets with you.
  • You need to bring at least 72 hours worth of supplies, medications, and hygiene products with you, as well as your medical equipment.

Pet Friendly Shelters:

  • Only household pets are allowed in Pet-Friendly Shelters.
  • You will be responsible for caring for your pet while in the pet friendly shelters. 
  • Pets will be contained in a separate area of the shelter. 
  • No reptiles—snakes, turtles, frogs, iguanas, etc.—allowed.
  • Service animals are defined as dogs or miniature ponies that perform a specific task to assist persons with disabilities. 
  • Service animals are not considered pets and can remain with the registrant in the shelter.