Due to track changes and storm intensity of Hurricane Isaias, Palm Beach County will open four general population shelters and a pet-friendly shelter only for those residents who reside in Evacuation Zone A beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Evacuation Zone A is for residents living in a manufactured/mobile homes or sub-standard housing.
Palm Beach County has contacted all special needs shelter clients to inquire on their need to be sheltered at the South Florida Fairgrounds facility.
The four general population shelters are:
Lake Shore Middle School: 425 W Canal St. N, Belle Glade
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
Pet-friendly shelter (animals only) at the West Boynton Recreation Center: 6000 Northtree Blvd., Lake Worth
Residents are strongly urged to shelter in place if safe to do so. It is safer at home. Those utilizing designated shelters will be screened, temperatures taken and required to wear facial coverings. Facial coverings are required for everyone over the age of 2.
The Emergency Information Center, (561) 712-6400, is staffed 24 hours per day for residents with questions regarding sheltering and hurricane preparedness.
Palm Beach County’s Official Hurricane Planning Guide is available with resource information regarding hurricane preparedness.