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A local state of emergency was declared by County Administrator Jason Brown at 1:00 PM today. All Indian River County Offices will be closed on Friday and Monday. Most banks and stores are closing Friday at noon. Voluntary evacuation orders are in effect for low lying areas, substandard housing and manufactured homes, and those who may be impacted by storm surge such as the barrier island and areas east of US 1. Mandatory evacuation for those areas will begin on Saturday at 8:00 AM. Emergency shelters will open on Saturday at 8:00 AM. The following shelters will open:
  • Freshman Learning Center, 1507 19th Street
  • Oslo Middle School, 480 20th Avenue SW
  • Sebastian River Middle, 9400 CR 512
  • Fellsmere Elementary School, 50 North Cypress Street
  • Liberty Magnet, 6850 81st Street
  • Treasure Coast Elementary, 8955 85th Street
As those shelters open and begin to fill, the need to open other will be assessed.
The Emergency Operations Center will hold another media briefing tomorrow, at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

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Here are some important numbers and websites to remember during the storm. The Martin County Emergency Operations Center has activated their citizen rumor control hotline. The number is 772-287-1652. It will be open from 8am until 6pm until Friday when it will be operational around the clock. You can also get information at Martin.fl.us/hurricane FL. The city of Port St Lucie also has a hotline. That number is 772-873-6397. There is also a website, City of PSL where information will be updated frequently. Residents of Fort Pierce can check out City of Fort Pierce  for updates.

Schools along the Treasure Coast and South Florida will be closed on Thursday and Friday. In St Lucie county, all after school activities on Wednesday are cancelled, except for the Boys and Girls Clubs and 21st Century. Students in those two afterschool programs must be picked up by 5:30. Even the high school football games have been canceled this week. Some have been rescheduled for later in the season, while some will not be made up.

Pet owners; advice to help ensure the safety of animals now and for the rest of the hurricane season. Keep animals indoors with you if you choose not to evacuate. This includes rabbits, birds, lizards, dogs, cats, or any other animals who can be taken indoors. If you evacuate, do not leave animals behind, where they could drown or be killed by the storm. Although emergency shelters sometimes turn animals away, some hotels may be willing to accept small animals in an emergency. Transport them in secure carriers and keep larger dogs leashed or harnessed, as frightening sounds and unfamiliar surroundings can cause them to bolt. Take along water and food bowls, a favorite toy, a blanket, a towel and enough food for a week. Be prepared by having your animals microchipped and putting secure, legible ID tags on them.

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Okeechobee county schools will be closed Thursday and Friday

St Lucie schools will be closed Thursday and Friday

If you leave the barrier islands you must have a reentry tag:

https://www.stluciesheriff.com/p/101/disaster-ready#.WbAtydOGO9Z

Palm Beach County

  • All Palm Beach County public schools and district offices will be closed Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8, in an effort to allow families to prepare for Hurricane Irma.
    • All afterschool activities, including sports and school meetings, are canceled for Wednesday, September 6th in advance of schools closing on Thursday and Friday. All afterschool aftercare programs will remain operational through Wednesday at 6 p.m.
    • St. Lucie County
      • St. Lucie Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept 8.
      • Indian River CountyThe School District of Indian River County schools will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8 in preparation for Hurricane Irma.
      • Due to Hurricane Irma, schools will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 7 and Friday, Sept. 8.

 

ST. LUCIE COUNTY
+ C.A. MOORE ELEMENTARY 827 N 29th Street – Fort Pierce
+ FLORESTA ELEMENTARY 1501 SE Floresta Drive – Port Saint Lucie
+ LAKEWOOD PARK ELEMENTARY 7800 Indrio Road – Fort Pierce
+ MORNINGSIDE ELEMENTARY 2300 SE Gowin Road – Port St. Lucie
+ OAK HAMMOCK ELEMENTARY 1251 SW California Blvd. – Port St. Lucie
+ PARKWAY ELEMENTARY 7000 NW Selvitz Road – Port St. Lucie
+ TREASURE COAST HIGH SCHOOL 1000 SW Darwin Blvd. – Port St. Lucie
+ WEST GATE K-8 1050 NW Cashmere Blvd. – Port St.Lucie
+ WINDMILL POINT ELEMENTARY 700 SW Darwin Boulevard. – Port St. Lucie
+ FT. PIERCE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 4101 S. 25th. St. – Ft. Pierce
+ SAMUEL GAINES K-8 2250 S. Jenkins Road – Fort Pierce
+ WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 1801 Panther Lane – Ft. Pierce

Special Medical Needs Shelters
+ HAVERT L. FENN CENTER 2000 Virginia Avenue.- Ft. Pierce

psl Pet shelter is at Westwood High School. Your pet needs to be vaccinated, you need a cage, food and kitty litter for your kitty.

MARTIN COUNTY

+ CITRUS GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2527 SW Citrus Boulevard – Palm City
+ HIDDEN OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL 2801 SW Martin Highway – Palm City
+ JENSEN BEACH HIGH SCHOOL 2875 NW Goldenrod Road – Jensen Beach/Stuart
+ FELIX WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY 401 NW Baker Road – Jensen Beach
+ PORT SALERNO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3260 SE Lionel Terrace – Stuart/Port Salerno
+ SEAWIND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3700 SE Seabranch Blvd. – Hobe Sound
+ WARFIELD ELEMENTARY 15261 SW 150th Street – Indiantown
+ INDIANTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL 16303 SW Farms Rd. – Indiantown

There are no pet friendly human/pet shelter in Martin County. The Humane society will be taking pets on first come.

 

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

+ FELLSMERE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 50 North Cypress Street – Fellsmere
+ SEBASTIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 400 County Road 512 – Sebastian
+ SEBASTIAN RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL 9400 County Road 512 – Sebastian
+ SEBASTIAN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL 9001 90th Avenue – Sebastian
+ GLENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4940 8th Street – Vero Beach
+ J.A. THOMPSON LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER 1110 18th Avenue SW – Vero Beach
+ V.B.H.S. FRESHMAN LEARNING CENTER 1507 19th Street – Vero Beach
+ GIFFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL 4530 28th Court – Gifford
+ HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 500 20th Street SW – Vero Beach
+ PELICAN ISLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1355 Schumann Drive, Sebastian
+ VERO BEACH HIGH SCHOOL 1707 16th Street – Vero Beach
+ OSLO MIDDLE SCHOOL 480 20th Avenue SW – Vero Beach

Special Needs Shelter
+ TREASURE COAST ELEMENTARY 8955 85th Street – Sebastian

Pet Shelter Indian River

Indian River County has designated Liberty Magnet School at 6850 81st Street in Vero Beach as the county’s pet-friendly evacuation shelter. The Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County has accepted the responsibility of helping manage this shelter.

“In the past when a hurricane threatened, families with pets had very few choices,” observes Ilka Daniel, HSVB&IRC’s Director of Protective Services. “   When ordered to evacuate, pet owners typically would either flee the county with their pets in tow or sought refuge for themselves and their pets with friends living in non-evacuation areas.

Activating a pet-friendly shelter is a responsible alternative that enables entire families, pets and all, to safely remain together in times of disaster.

As with other evacuation shelters in the county, the pet-friendly shelter should be considered as “a shelter of last resort,” according to Daniel. We would like for you to consider other alternatives before you decide on the pet-friendly shelter.

To qualify for using the pet-friendly shelter, evacuees must meet certain requirements. First, they must reside in a mandatory evacuation area. Next, they must bring with them an animal crate large enough to comfortably accommodate bedding, a litter pan, and food/water. Finally, they are required to show proof of a current rabies vaccination and a county license for their pet, if applicable.

“Space in the pet-friendly shelter will be on a first-come-first-served basis,” says Etta LoPresti, Indian River County Emergency Management Coordinator.  Completing the registration formprior to your arrival will make the check-in process easier and more efficient.  If you have any questions, contact Ilka Daniel at www.hsvb.org or 772-571-6408.

Pet Evacuation Shelter Registration Form

Pet Evacuation Shelter General Information Packet

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY

+ INDEPENDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL 4001 Greenway Drive – Jupiter
+ PALM BEACH GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL 4245 Holly Drive – Palm Beach Gardens
+ DR. MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1501 Avenue U – Riviera Beach
+ SEMINOLE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd. – Loxahatchee
+ WEST GATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1545 Loxahatchee Drive – West Palm Beach
+ FOREST HILL HIGH SCHOOL 6901 Parker Avenue – West Palm Beach
+ JOHN I. LEONARD HIGH SCHOOL 4701 10th Ave. North – Greenacres
+ PARK VISTA HIGH SCHOOL 7900 Jog Road – Boynton Beach
+ BOYNTON BEACH HIGH SCHOOL 4975 Park Ridge Blvd. – Boynton Beach
+ ATLANTIC COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL 2455 West Atlantic Avenue – Delray Beach
+ BOCA RATON HIGH SCHOOL 1501 NW 15th Ct. – Boca Raton
+ WEST BOCA RATON HIGH SCHOOL 12811 Glades Road – Boca Raton
+ LAKESHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL 425 West Canal Street North – Belle Glade
+ GLADES CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 1001 SW Avenue M – Belle Glade

Special Medical Needs Shelters

+ PALM BEACH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 8499 Forest Hill Boulevard – Wellington
+ SOUTH FLORIDA FAIRGROUNDS 9067 Southern Boulevard – West Palm Beach

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

+ OSCEOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL 825 S.W. 28th St.
+ SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2468 S.W. 7th Ave.
+ OKEECHOBEE HIGH SCHOOL 2800 Hwy 441
+ N YEARLING MIDDLE SCHOOL 925 N.W. 23rd Lane
+ NORTH ELMENTARY SCHOOL 3000 N.W. 10th Terr
+ EVERGLADES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 3725 S.E. 8th St.
+ SEMINOLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2690 N.W. 42nd Av
+ FRESHMAN CENTER AUDITORIUM 610 S.W. 2nd Ave.
+ NEW ENDEAVOR HIGH SCHOOL 575 S.W. 29th St.
+ AMERICAN LEGION POST #64 501 S.E. 2nd St.
+ FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 401 S.W. 4th St.
+ FORT DRUM COMMUNITY CHURCH 32415 441N
+ SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH 9001 S.W. 6th St.

Special Medical Needs Shelter
+ OKEECHOBEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 1728 N.W. 9th Ave.

Pet Friendly Evacuation Shelters

Palm Beach County: The West Boynton Recreation Center at 6000 Northtree Blvd. in Lake Worth can hold 300 people and up to 700 animals, including dogs, cats and birds. You must be pre-registered, have proof of residency in Palm Beach County, and live in a mandatory evacuation zone. For more information and to pre-register, call 561-233-1266.
Indian River County: The Liberty Magnet School at 6850 81st Street in Vero Beach welcomes families and their pets living in mandatory evacuation areas. For more information and to pre-register, call 772-388-3331 Ext. 28.
Martin County has an agreement with the Treasure Coast Humane Society at 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave. in Palm City, to house PETS ONLY of families living in mandatory evacuation zones. For more information and to pre-register, call 772-223-8822.
St. Lucie waiting for update

 Okeechobee waiting for update.

Pet Friendly Hotels

Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa

 

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  5. Danielle

    09/08/2017 at 8:03 am

    Federal law requires all hotels to accept pets, they are prohibited from turning away pets. Sebastian does not Have enough pet friendly shelters, my sister is undergoing chemotherapy and has been shut out of pet friendly shelters! They are already filled! She lives in a trailer.

    • Cyndi

      09/08/2017 at 4:29 pm

      This is not true. I’m so sorry. Its a facebook fable,

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