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County-by-county shelter information for Hurricane Irma
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County-by-county shelter information for Hurricane Irma

County-by-county shelter information for Hurricane Irma
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County-by-county shelter information for Hurricane Irma

Post-storm shelters now open:

DUVAL

THIS SHELTER IS NOW CLOSED--- The Legends Center, 5054 Soutel Drive, remains open as a general population shelter. This is no longer serving as a special needs shelter.

Southside Baptist Church, 1936 Hendricks Avenue, is open as a general population shelter.

NASSAU 

THESE SHELTERS ARE NOW CLOSED

In Nassau County, there is a shelter at The Journey Church at 95707 Amelia Concourse, Fernandina Beach. The facility has special needs capabilities and is pet friendly.

Because of flooding concerns, a second shelter has also opened at the First Baptist Church in Hilliard.

ST. JOHNS 

THIS SHELTER IS NOW CLOSED

Solomon Calhoun Community Center at 1300 Duval Street in St. Augustine.

BAKER

THIS SHELTER IS NOW CLOSED

The Family Service Center by Keller Intermediate School, 420 8th Street in Macclenny, remains open as a general population shelter.

CLAY

Clay County has opened a post-storm shelter at First Baptist Church Middleburg, 2645 Blanding Blvd.

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Here is a full rundown of the shelters available to evacuees in Northeast Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival. 

DUVAL

THESE SHELTERS ARE NOW CLOSED, with the exception of the Legends Center

General Population Shelters that are PET FRIENDLY: 

Landmark Middle School 101 Kernan Blvd N (32225)

Chimney Lakes Elementary 9353 Staples Mill Drive (32244) 

Mandarin Middle School 5100 Hood Road (32257) 

THIS SHELTER IS AT CAPACITY-- Legends Center 5130 Soutel Drive (32208) --This is a dual population shelter

General Population Shelters with NO PETS: 

Twin Lakes Elementary 8000 Point Meadows Drive (32256) 

Oceanway Elementary 1255 Gillespie Ave (32218) 

Abess Park Elementary 12731 Abess Blvd (32225) 

Andrew Robinson 101 W. 12th Street (32206) 

Arlington Middle School 8141 Lone Star Road (32211) 

Special Needs Shelters that are PET FRIENDLY: 

Legends Center 5130 Soutel Drive (32208) --This is a dual population shelter

Atlantic Coast High School 9735 R.G. Skinner Pkwy (32256) 

Special Needs Shelters with NO PETS: 

Oceanway Middle 143 Oceanway Ave (32218) 

Enterprise Elementary 8085 Old Middleburg Rd (32222) 

ST. JOHNS (Open Saturday 6 a.m.)

THESE SHELTERS ARE NOW CLOSED

-Pacetti Bay Middle School, 245 Meadowlark Ln. (Special needs) 

-Timberlin Creek Elementary School, 555 Pine Tree Ln. (Pet-friendly) 

-Southwoods Elementary School, 4750 SR 206. (pet friendly)

THIS SHELTER IS AT CAPACITY, AS OF 1PM SATURDAY-Pedro Menendez High School, 600 SR 206 West (General population) 

-Bartram Trail High School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Pkwy. (General population)  

CLAY (Open Sat. 9 a.m.)

THESE SHELTERS ARE NOW CLOSED

-Orange Park High School (pet-friendly)  
-Wilkinson Elementary 
 -Clay High School  
-Keystone Heights High School (pet-friendly)

THIS SHELTER IS AT CAPACITY-Lake Asbury Junior High School (special needs)

-The Thrasher Horne Center is opening at 1PM Sunday as a special needs shelter

NASSAU

THESE SHELTERS ARE NOW CLOSED. Anyone who was still in the shelters has been transferred to a host shelter at Journey Church.

Nassau County Emergency Management says there is an immediate need for volunteer nurses for Hilliard shelters. If you are willing to volunteer, call 904-548-0940.

-Hilliard Middle School 

 -Hilliard Elementary School 

 -Bryceville Elementary School 

THIS SHELTER IS NOW CLOSED-- -Callahan Intermediate School 

 -Callahan Middle School

BAKER

THESE SHELTERS ARE NOW CLOSED

The general population shelter will be at Macclenny Elementary School, located at One Wild Kitten Drive. The other shelter will be a dedicated special needs shelter. It will be at Ed Fraser Hospital, at 159 North 3 Street.

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