Hurricane Irma, currently a category 5 hurricane, is expected to have an impact on the South Florida region. Let’s take the lead and prepare our homes and ourselves for the storm.

Miami-Dade County officials recommend relocating to an area outside of the evacuation zone. If that’s not an option, you can find a list of county evacuation centers here.

If you’re riding out the storm in Miami this weekend, message “FLPrepares” to 888777. You’ll get a text response that you’re registered with the State Registered Response Team. It will keep you informed and provide updates throughout the storm. You can also message your zip code to 888777 for zip code-specific updates. 

Local Shelters

Shelters in Broward County will open at 12 p.m. on Thursday.

Broward County

Lyons Creek Middle School
4333 Sol Press Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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Monarch High School
5050 Wiles Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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Coral Glades High School
2700 Sportsplex Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065
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Fox Trail Elementary School
1250 Nob Hill Road
Davie, FL 33324


Atlantic Technical High School/Arthur Ashe Middle School
1701 NW 23rd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Rock Island Elementary
2350 N.W. 19th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Watkins Elementary School
3520 SW 52nd Ave.
Pembroke Park, FL 33023
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Park Lakes Elementary School
3925 North State Road 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
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New Renaissance Middle School
10701 Miramar Blvd.
Miramar, FL 33025
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Everglades High School
17100 SW 48th Ct.
Miramar, FL 33027
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West Broward High School
500 NW 209th Ave.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

Plantation Elementary School
651 N.W. 42nd Ave.
Plantation, FL 33317
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Pompano Beach High School
600 NE 13th Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Note: this shelter is filled to capacity
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Falcon Cove Middle School
4251 Bonaventure Blvd.
Weston, FL 33332

Pets In Shelters

Service animals are permitted in General Population Shelters so long as the pet meets the requirements under Federal law. Visit ADA Requirements for Service Animals for additional information. However, a Pet Friendly Shelter is available for residents owning pets, not considered a service animal, and are living in evacuation areas or mobile homes. Pre-registration is required, and owners are expected to shelter with their pets and care for them. To register, call the Humane Society at 954-989-3977.

Pet-Friendly Shelter Only
Not a General Population Shelter
Millennium Middle School
5803 NW 94th Ave.
Tamarac, FL 33321

Miami-Dade County

North Miami Beach Senior High School
1247 NE 167th St.
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

North Miami Senior High School
13110 NE 8th Ave.
North Miami, FL 33161

South Miami Senior High School
6856 SW 53rd St.
Miami, FL 33155

Felix Valera High School
15255 SW 96th St.
Miami, FL 33196

Miami Carol City Senior High School
3301 Miami Gardens Dr
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Miami Central Senior High School
1781 NW 95 St.
Miami, FL 33147

TERRA Environmental
11005 SW 84 St.
Miami, FL 33173

Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition (Pet Friendly Shelter)
10901 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165

Monroe County

E Darwin Fuchs Pavilion
10901 SW 24th St.
Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc.

Florida International University
11290 SW 13th St.
University Park, RC 101


The county has prepared an extensive guide about hurricane preparedness that you can review here. Also, make sure you stock up on hurricane supplies recommended by the American Red Cross in this checklist.

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