Shelters Set To Open In Volusia & Flagler Counties As Hurricane Irma Inches Closer

By on September 8, 2017 in WNDB News

Volusia and Flagler Counties, FL – Shelters are opening in Volusia and Flagler Counties for residents who are evacuating their homes.

A few things to keep in mind if you plan on staying in a shelter:

  • Airports and hospitals are not shelters
  • Make sure you have all your supplies together for you, your family, and pets
  • Evacuees traveling through Volusia and Flagler Counties who can’t travel further due to mechanical or other issues are encouraged to seek shelter and not ride the storm out on the road
  • Evacuees may need to stay at a shelter for several days during an emergency, and since space is limited they should bring only:
    • Special dietary food, snacks and comfort food
    • Bedding, pillow and blanket
    • Extra clothing, jacket
    • Medications and medical supplies, including prescription medications, eyeglasses and dentures
    • Charged cellphone
    • Ear plugs
    • Oxygen supplies (or arrange for your oxygen company to deliver to them to the designated special needs oxygen shelter)
    • Toiletry items and a first aid kit
    • Bottled water
    • Flashlight and batteries
    • Diapers and other necessities for infants and the elderly
    • Time occupiers such as books, magazines, board games and cards
    • Important papers, credit cards, cash and identification

Opening at 7 a.m. Saturday

  • General Shelter
    • Buddy Taylor/Wadsworth Campus, 4500 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast
  • General Public Pet-Friendly Shelter
    • Bunnell Elementary, 305 N. Palmetto Street, Bunnell
  • Special Needs Shelter
    • Rymfire Elementary, 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast

Opening at 10 a.m. Saturday

  • General Shelters
    •  New Smyrna Beach High School, 1015 10th St., New Smyrna Beach
    • Ormond Middle School, 151 Domicilio Ave., Ormond Beach
    • University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave., Orange City
    • Taylor Middle/High School, 100 E. Washington Ave., Pierson
    • Sweetwater Elementary School, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd., Port Orange
    • Cypress Creek Elementary School, 6100 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange
  • Special Needs Shelters (these are pet friendly for those with special needs)
    • Palm Terrace Elementary School, 1825 Dunn Ave, Daytona Beach
    • Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange
    • Creekside Middle School, 6801 Airport Road, Port Orange
    • Freedom Elementary School, 1395 S. Blue Lake Ave., DeLand
    • Heritage Middle School, 1001 Parnell Court, Deltona
  • General Public Pet-Friendly Shelters
    • Hinson Middle School, 1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach
    • Citrus Grove Elementary School, 729 Hazen Road, DeLand
    • Spirit Elementary School, 1500 Meadowlark Drive, Deltona
    • Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. State Road 44, DeLand

Opening at noon Saturday

  • General Shelters
    • Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
    • River Springs Middle School, 900 West Ohio Ave., Orange City
    • Pride Elementary School, 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona
    • DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand
  • General Public Pet-Friendly Shelters
    • Pine Trail Elementary School, 300 Airport Road, Ormond Beach
    • Champion Elementary School, 921 Tournament Drive, Daytona Beach

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