According to WESH 2 News, the following are available hurricane shelters in the Central Florida area for those seeking refuge from Hurricane Matthew.


There will be 8 for general population and three that are pet friendly in Brevard County.

General population:

Mims Elementary, 2582 U.S. Highway 1, Mims
Imperial Estates, 900 Imperial Estates Lane, Titusville
Walter Butler Community Center, 4201 U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa
Manatee Elementary, 3425 Viera Blvd., Viera
Sherwood Elementary, 2541 Post Road, Melbourne
Meadowlane Intermediate, 2700 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne
Bayside High School, 1901 DeGroodt Road S.W., Palm Bay
South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., Micco
Apollo Elementary School, 3085 Knox McRae Dr., Titusville
Eau Gallie High School, 1400 Commodore Blvd., Melbourne
Heritage High School 2351 Malabar Rd., Palm Bay
Barefoot Bay Community Center – Bldg A Barefoot Blvd (Not a shelter – Transportation pick-up point ONLY)

Pet friendly:

Port St John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John
Viera Regional Park, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
Ted Whitlock Community Center at Palm Bay Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Road N.W., Palm Bay
Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne


General population:

Narcoosee Middle School –Primary, 2700 N. Narcoossee Road, St. Cloud

Pet friendly:

Kissimmee Middle School, 2410 Dyer Boulevard, Kissimmee
Harmony High School, 3601 Arthur J Gallagher Boulevard, St. Cloud
Liberty High School, 4250 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee

Special needs:

Barney E. Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee


SpNS=Special Needs PF=Pet Friendly

DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand
Sweetwater Elementary School, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd., Port Orange
New Smyrna Beach High School, 1015 10th St., New Smyrna Beach
(PF) Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. State Road 44, DeLand
(SpNS /PF) Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange
(SpNS /PF) Creekside Middle School, 6801 Airport Road, Port Orange
(SpNS/PF) Heritage Middle School, 1001 Parnell Court, Deltona
University High School, 1000 W Rhode Island Ave., Orange City
Pine Ridge High School, 925 Howland Blvd., Deltona
River Springs Middle School, 900 West Ohio Ave., Orange City
(PF) Hinson Middle School, 1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach
(SpNS /PF) Galaxy Middle School, 2400 Eustace Ave., Deltona
T.D. Taylor Middle/High School, 100 E. Washington Ave., Pierson
Pathways Elementary School, 2100 Airport Road, Ormond Beach



Orange County shelters open at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6.

Apopka High
555 Martin St, Apopka, FL 32712
Orange County
General Population
Corner Lake Middle
1700 Chuluota Rd, Orlando, FL 32820
Red Cross
General Population
Timber Creek High School
1001 Avalon Park S Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828
Orange County
General Population
Odyssey Middle School
9290 Lee Vista Blvd, Orlando, FL 32829
Orange County
General Population
Bithlo Community Park
18501 Washington Ave, Orlando, FL 32820
Red Cross/Orange County
General Population /Pet Friendly
Barnett Park
4801 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32808
Red Cross/Orange County
General Population /Pet Friendly

Things to bring to a shelter:

Water and food
Clothing and bedding
Personal items, medication
First-aid supplies
Important papers
Miscellaneous items like games, toys, battery-powered radios, flashlights and batteries


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