Where are the Shelter?
Red Cross shelter locations are announced on radio and television prior to a storm-related emergency. Shelter locations can be found at the following web sites, but do not assume that all shelters will be open during a hurricane. Not every site will open for every evacuation. People must listen to the media for updated information on which evacuation centers will be open when an evacuation order is given.
- Miami Dade Hurricane Evacuation Centers
- Broward County Evacuation Centers
- Monroe County Shelters
- Orange County Shelters
- Palm Beach County Evacuation Shelters
What to Bring to a Shelter
Water--one gallon of water per person, per day.
Food--Non-perishable, needing little or no cooking, such as ready-to-eat meats, fruits, vegetables, and canned juices. High energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix, and other snack foods. Special dietary foods--such as diabetic, low salt, liquid diet, and baby food and formula. Manual can opener. Eating and drinking utensils including paper plates. Portable ice chest with ice.
Clothing and Bedding:
One complete change of clothing including footwear. Sleeping bag, blanket and pillow (cots for elderly)--cots will not be provided. Rain gear and sturdy shoes.
Washcloth, small towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper towels, toilet paper, towelettes, etc.
Medications, First-Aid Supplies:
Medications--clearly marked with your name, dosage, type of medication, and prescribing physician. You must be able to take all medications by yourself. First-Aid kit in a waterproof box.
Clothes, diapers, formula, bottles, nipples, food, blankets.
Name and address of doctors. Name and address of nearest relative not living in area. Identification and valuable papers.
- Games, cards, toys, battery powered radios, flashlights (no candles or lanterns), batteries, or other reasonable items you may need.
- Take a bath and eat before you leave home.
- Register immediately upon entering the shelter.
- Obey shelter rules.
- Keep the building safe and sanitary.
NO pets, alcoholic beverages, or weapons.