BROWARD COUNTY (CBS4) – Shelters have opened across South Florida including Broward County.

There are two general population shelters opening at 7:00 p.m. Saturday for residents of low-lying areas prone to flooding, mobile home residents and those who feel their structure is unsafe.

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There is not an evacuation order.

Shelter Locations:

  • Rock Island Elementary, 1701 N.W. 23 Ave., Fort Lauderdale
  • Millennium Middle School (pet friendly shelter), 5803 N.W. 94 Ave., Tamarac

Two Special Needs Shelters opened Saturday. Residents already registered for special needs sheltering are being contacted directly. Those residents who have not preregistered, but have a managed medical condition or disability who feel they need a level of care that may be compromised with power outages if they remain at home, should call the Broward County Emergency Hotline at 311, or 954-831-4000, for assistance.

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Residents who choose to evacuate to a shelter should remember to bring:

  • personal hygiene items
  • bedding such as cots, air mattresses, blankets and pillows for their own use (none will be provided)
  • non-perishable snacks and personal meals
  • extra change of clothing
  • personal items (medications, eyeglasses, hearing aid, flashlights, toothbrushes, battery-operated radio, special diet foods, if appropriate)
  • baby supplies: ample amounts of baby food, formula, juice, diapers and wipes, and a stroller, portable crib or play pen
  • driver’s license, other identification
  • cash, traveler’s checks
  • important documents

Broward County Public Schools also announced Saturday that classes are canceled for Monday, August 27. Parents are encouraged to visit or call the school district’s Rumor Control Line at 754-321-0321 for questions or current information.

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