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 Emergency Shelters


​The following shelters may not all open during a state of emergency. They are opened as needed. If possible, staying with family or friends outside an evacuation zone should be your first and best option. Monitor our website, local television stations or call our Emergency Hotline at 311 or 954-831-4000 for actual shelter openings. Emergency shelters are a service of the Broward County Commission and the Broward County School Board.

General Population and Pet Owner Friendly Shelters​:

  1. Lyons Creek Middle School 4333 Sol Press Blvd.,  Coconut Creek 33073 - View Map​
  2. Coral Glades High School 2700 Sportsplex Dr,  Coral Springs 33065 - View Map
  3. Monarch High School 5050 Wiles Road,  Coconut Creek 33073 - View Map
  4. Pompano Beach High School 600 N.E. 13th Ave.,  Pompano Beach 33060 - View Map
  5. Park Lakes Elementary School 3925 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes 33319 - View Map
  6. Rock Island Elementary/ Atlantic Technical (Arthur Ashe) 1701 N. W. 23rd Ave.,  Fort Lauderdale 33311 - View Map
  7. Plantation Elementary School 651 N. W. 42nd Ave.,  Plantation 33317 - View Map
  8. Fox Trail Elementary School 1250 Nob Hill Road,  Davie 33324 - View Map
  9. Falcon Cove Middle School 4251 Bonaventure Blvd.,  Weston 33332 - View Map
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  11. New Renaissance Middle School 10701 Miramar Blvd.,  Miramar 33025 - View Map
  12. Watkins Elementary School 3520 S. W. 52nd Ave.,  Pembroke Park 33023 - View Map
  13. Everglades High School 17100 SW 48 Court,  Miramar, FL 33027 - View Map
  14. West Broward High School 500 NW 209 Avenue,  Pembroke Pines, FL 33029 - View Map​
​​ Emergency Shelter Map

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Click to view Evacuation Plan Areas.

Plan A Color Code PLAN A Evacuation - Areas east of Intercoastal Waterway Typically a Category 1-2 hurricane
Plan B Color Code PLAN B Evacuation - Areas east of U.S. 1 (Federal Highway)Typically a Category 3 or higher hurricane

Persons located in low lying areas or beside tidal bodies of water should seek shelter elsewhere if conditions warrant. ALL mobile home residents must evacuate in PLAN A and PLAN B and may be ordered to evacuate if tropical storm conditions warrant.

Pets at Shelters

Service animals are permitted in General Population Shelters so long as the pet meets the requirements under Federal law. Visit ADA Requirements for Service Animals for additional information. 

Pet Owner Friendly Shelters

Staying with family, friends or at a pet friendly hotel outside an evacuation zone should be your first and best option.  Pet owner friendly shelter(s) is available on a first-come basis.  Pets accepted include: Dogs, Cats, domestic Birds, Rabbits, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Mice and Hamsters.  All pets must be in a carrier/crate and all dogs must have a collar with leash.  Evacuees must show proof of rabies certificate for dogs and cats. Residents should also be prepared to show their pet’s Broward County Registration Tag.  Evacuees should bring necessary care supplies for a week such as, supply of food and water, food/water bowls, cat litter and litter box, medicine, cleaning supplies, etc.  ​​