Shelters that allow pets remind owners to bring their own supplies: food, crates, leashes and bowls.
-- Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel
Shelter opens at 7 p.m. Thursday. Pasco County will provide transportation for residents who need assistance getting to a shelter if they call Pasco County Customer Service at (727) 847-2411.
The facilities will also be available to support residents from the east coast who are not able to find hotel accommodations.
-- Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin
-- Ross Norton Recreation Center, 1426 South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue,
-- Northside Baptist Church, 6000 38th Avenue North, St. Petersburg
The last emergency shelter in Hillsborough County was closed on Oct. 8, 2016. The shelters had previously been opened for Hurricane Matthew evacuees. The shelters have gone back to regular operating hours.
Most of the county's shelters are closing except for Braden River High School, 6545 State Road 70 East, Bradenton. It is a pet-friendly shelter.
Shelters will open at 1 p.m. Thursday. An emergency special-needs shelter is available at the Polk County Health Department in Bartow at 1255 Brice Road.
-- Alta Vista Elementary, 801 Scenic Highway in Haines City. This shelter accepts pets, but owners must bring pet supplies.
-- Ridge Community High, 500 Orchid Drive in Haines City.
-- Spook Hill Elementary, 321 Dr. J. A. Wiltshire Ave E. in Lake Wales.
-- Tenoroc High School, 4905 Saddle Creek Road, Lakeland.
-- Chain of Lakes Elementary, 7001 County Road 653, Winter Haven.
Hernando County Emergency Management Officials are scheduled to open a shelter 3 p.m. Thursday at The Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville. The shelter is open to all residents, special needs people (who need to bring their own supplies), plus dogs and cats (owners need to bring pet their supplies).
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