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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Broward County, now under Hurricane Warning, amid a possible hit by Hurricane Matthew will open ten shelters Wednesday at 9 p.m. So far, there are eight listed online.

“After 6 p.m. up to 9 p.m., you may start to go to those shelters but you cannot go now,” said Broward Mayor Marty Kiar around noon.  “Our target time to open up the shelters where we’d like you to go is as close to 9 p.m. as you possibly can.”

The shelter openings come as the county is under voluntary evacuations for those in low-lying areas and in mobile homes.

The general population shelters that anybody can go to are the following:

  • Lyons Creek Middle School
    4333 Sol Press Blvd.
    Coconut Creek, FL 33073
  • Coral Glades High School
    2700 Sportsplex Dr.
    Coral Springs, FL 33065
  • Rock Island Elementary/
    Arthur Ashe Middle School
    1701 N.W. 23rd Ave.
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
  • Fox Trail Elementary School
    1250 Nob Hill Rd.
    Davie, FL 33324
  • Everglades High School
    17100 SW 52 Ave.
    Miramar, FL 33027
  • Falcon Cove Middle School
    4251 Bonaventure Blvd.
    Weston, FL 33332
  • New Renaissance Middle School
    10701 Miramar Blvd.
    Miramar, FL 33025

Pets are not allowed in those general population shelters but for those wanting to go to a pet-friendly shelter, you can call the Humane  Society of Broward to register for the following shelter:

  • Millennium Middle School
    5803 NW 94th Ave.
    Tamarac, FL 33321

Those who need to go to special needs shelters for adults and children, need to call and register beforehand at (954) 713- 3100 or call 311.

Click here for the latest info on all the shelters open in Broward County. 


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