Not all shelters may be open during a state of emergency. In the event of an evacuation order, monitor news reports or call the Broward CountyEmergency Hotline, 311 or 954-831-4000, for specific shelter openings.
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PLAN A Evacuation - Areas east of Intercoastal Waterway Typically a Category 1-2 hurricane
PLAN B Evacuation - Areas east of U.S. 1 (Federal Highway)Typically a Category 3 or higher hurricane
Those 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. In addition, mobile home residents 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. A pet-friendly shelter operated by the American Red Cross and the Broward County Humane Society is available to residents with pets who either live in an evacuation area, or a mobile home anywhere in Broward County. Pre-registration is required. Call the Humane Society at 954-989-3977.