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Emergency Preparedness for Residents At Risk

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Broward County residents who do not have a permanent home or place of safety to reside are especially vulnerable during emergencies, such as a hurricane. When a Hurricane Warning is announced, the Homeless Helpline 954-563-HELP (4357), provides information and referral for homeless services in Broward County, including assistance in finding shelter, support services, or programs for individuals or families who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless.

Additionally, when a hurricane warning is announced or a mandatory evacuation order is issued, Broward County Transit (BCT) buses will offer evacuation transportation from the assigned pick-up points to General Population shelters. Transportation will continue until sustained winds reach 39 miles per hour.

Pick-up Points for Persons Experiencing Homelessness

North Central South

100 West Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, Fl 33060 

(South Side Parking Lot)


Salvation Army Lodge
1445 West Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Corner of N. 21 Ave
& Lincoln St. and/or
corner of N. 21 Ave
& Sherman Street​

Hollywood, Fl 33020

(both East of railroad tracks)

What to Bring

Homeless persons are allowed one suitcase, duffel bag or plastic bag of belongings at the shelter. Additional belongings may be left at the nearest feeding program pick-up point until the evacuation order is lifted.

For more information, call Homeless Helpline at 954-563-HELP (4357).​​​​