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Four Shelters Opening for Residents in Evacuation ‘Zone A’

Post Date:07/31/2020 10:00 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (July 31, 2020) – Palm Beach County has informed the City that the County will open four (4) general population shelters and a pet friendly shelter for animals only for those residents that reside in Evacuation Zone A beginning at 8 am on Saturday, August 1st. Evacuation Zone A is for residents living in a manufactured/mobile home or sub-standard housing.

To look up your evacuation zone, please visit: PBC Evacuation Zone Lookup Tool.

Palm Beach County has contacted all Special Needs Shelter clients to inquire on their need to be sheltered at the South Florida Fairgrounds facility.

The four general population shelters are:

  • Lake Shore Middle School: 425 W Canal St. N, Belle Glade
  • Palm Beach Gardens High School: 4245 Holly Dr., Palm Beach Gardens
  • Palm Beach Central High School: 8499 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington
  • Park Vista High School: 7900 Jog Rd., Lake Worth
  • Animals only shelter - West Boynton Recreation Center: 6000 Northtree Blvd., Lake Worth

Residents are strongly urged to shelter in place if safe to do so. Those utilizing designated shelters will be screened, temperatures taken and required to wear facial coverings. Facial coverings are required for everyone over the age of 2.

For general questions about hurricane preparedness, West Palm Beach residents may dial the Mayor’s Special Response Hotline at 561-822-2222. For questions about shelters, please contact Palm Beach County EOC at 561-712-6400.

West Palm Beach’s Hurricane Resource Guide is available with resource information regarding hurricane preparedness. Please visit: WPB Hurricane Resource Guide.

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