Irma: Full List Of Shelters Across Tampa Bay

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(WFLA) – The following counties have indicated they will open emergency shelters ahead of Hurricane Irma at the times and locations listed below.

PINELLAS COUNTY:Emergency shelters will open at noon on Friday at the following locations:

  • Tarpon Springs Middle School (501 N. Florida Ave., Tarpon Springs)
  • Palm Harbor University High School (1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor)
  • Dunedin Highland Middle School (70 Patricia Ave., Dunedin)*
  • Oak Grove Middle School (1370 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater)*
  • Largo High School (410 Missouri Ave., Largo)
  • Gibbs High School (850 34th St. South, St. Petersburg)
  • John Hopkins Middle School (701 16th St. South, St. Petersburg)*

*Special Needs/Pet-Friendly Shelter

MANATEE COUNTY:Emergency shelters will open at 4 p.m. Friday at the following locations:

  • Myakka Elementary School, 37205 Manatee Ave., Myakka City
  • Braden River High School (pet friendly), 6545 State Road 70 East, Bradenton
  • Manatee High School (pet friendly), 1000 32nd Street West, Bradenton
  • Mills Elementary (pet friendly), 7200 69th Street East, Palmetto
  • Special Needs Shelter — Nolan Middle School (pet friendly), 6615 Greenbrook Blvd., Lakewood Ranch

POLK COUNTY:Emergency shelters will open at 7 a.m. Saturday at the following locations:

  • Lake Region High School, 1995 Thunder Road, Eagle Lake
  • Tenoroc High School, 4905 Saddle Creek Road, Lakeland
  • Spook Hill Elementary, 321 Dr. J.A. Wiltshire Ave. E, Lake Wales
  • Mulberry Middle School, 500 Martin Luther King Ave., Mulberry
  • Lake Marion Creek Elementary, 3055 Lk. Marion Creek Road, Poinciana
  • Horizons Elementary, 1700 Forest Lake Drive, Davenport
  • Chain of Lakes Elementary, 7001 CR 653, Winter Haven
  • Davenport School of the Arts, 4751 N CR 547, Davenport
  • Donald Bronson Community Center, 124 Bronson Trail, Polk City

PASCO COUNTY:Emergency shelters will open at 11 a.m Friday at the following locations:

  • Fivay High School, 12115 Chicago Ave., Hudson
  • Hudson River Ridge Middle/High School, 11646 Town Road Road, New Port Richey
  • Sunlake High School, 3023 Sunlake Blvd., Land O’ Lakes
  • Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel
  • Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY:Emergency shelters will open for Evacuation Zone A at 8 a.m. Saturday at the following locations:

  • Middleton High School, 4801 N 22nd Street, Tampa
  • Simmons Career Center, 1202 W Grant Street, Plant City
  • Shields Middle School, 15732 Beth Shields Ways, Ruskin (Pet-Friendly)
  • Pizzo Elementary School, 11701 Bull Run, Tampa
  • Cypress Creek Elementary School, 400 19th Ave NE, Ruskin
  • Hammond Elementary School, 8008 N Mobley Road, Odessa
  • Sessums Elementary School, 11525 Ramble Creek Drive, Riverview
  • Bartels Middle School, 9020 Imperial Oak Blvd, Tampa (Pet-Friendly)
  • Brandon High School, 1101 Victoria Street, Brandon
  • Smith, Sgt. Paul Middle School, 14303 Citrus Pointe Drive, Tampa (Pet-Friendly)
  • Burnett Middle School, 1010 N Kingsway Road, Seffner (Pet-Friendly)
  • Valrico Elementary School, 609 South Miller Road, Valrico
  • Summerfield Crossings Elementary School, 11050 Fairway Meadow Road, Valrico
  • Greco Middle School, 6925 East Fowler Ave, Temple Terrace

SARASOTA COUNTY – Open at 2 p.m. Friday

  • Brookside Middle School, 3636 S. Shade Ave., Sarasota, is now open as a host shelter for residents and evacuees from south Florida.
  • Booker High, 3201 N. Orange Ave, Sarasota
  • Stwater Elementary, North Port
  • Woodland Middle School, North Port

Get more information about shelters and to find out if you live in Zone A here.

Sarasota County is requesting citizens with special needs who require shelter accommodation to fill out the People with Special Needs (PSN) application

You can find the application here. The application needs to be returned before 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 to allow county workers to make accommodations.

You may also call 941-861-5000 to register by phone.


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