Shelter Information

The seven general population shelters are:

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elem. School, 1501 Avenue U, Riviera Beach
Independence Middle School, 4001 Greenway Dr., Jupiter
Lakeshore Middle School, 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade
Pahokee Middle School, 850 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee
Palm Beach Gardens High School, 4245 Holly Dr., Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Central High School, 8499 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington
Park Vista High School, 7900 Jog Rd, Lake Worth

Special Needs

The special needs shelter is located at 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach. If you are registered, you should have received notification. People with special medical needs should register for our Special Needs Program by calling (561) 712-6400 or visiting our website www.readypbc.org.

Pet-friendly Shelter

The pet-friendly shelter is located at 6000 Northtree Boulevard, Lake Worth. This shelter is available to Palm Beach County residents residing in a mandatory evacuation zone or in mobile homes. Proof of residency is required. Space is limited and restrictions apply. Each pet must be accompanied by only one owner who will stay at the shelter. Other family members will need to stay at nearby Park Vista High School, 7900 Jog Road, Lake Worth,

The available space for each person at a general shelter is 20 square feet. That's 4 feet by 5 feet of floor space. Please bring snacks with you to the shelter, only dinner will be served Sunday evening. Shelters will be opening in The Glades and residents from Zone A can evacuate to those shelters.

If you choose to go to a hurricane shelter, please bring the following: 
•          3 day supply of water
•          2 changes of comfortable clothes 
•          Flashlight with extra batteries 
•          Cell phone and a battery-operated charger 
•          Medications and prescriptions
•          Snacks/Special diet foods 
•          Cash 
•          Photocopies of valuable documents 
•          Games, books and playing cards for entertainment during your stay 
•          Space is limited, so please pack accordingly
•          Weapons are prohibited in shelters
 
For more information on shelters, visit Palm Beach County Emergency Management.