If you are living in a mandatory evacuation zone or you feel your house won't be safe during a storm you should plan on going to your nearest local storm shelter. Storm shelters are intended to be short term protection during the the storm itself and only offer the most basic of amenities.
- Bring what you will need for your stay at the shelter. Portable chairs, food, blankets, prescription medicine, cards and board games. Do not expect the shelters to provide food.
- Bring face masks and hand sanitizers, since social distancing may be difficult in the shelter.
- Plan on arriving shortly after the shelter opens. Conditions will begin to worsen as the storm approaches and travel can be very dangerous.
- Pets are not allowed in most shelters. Special pet friendly shelters are available in Palm Beach County, but pre-registration is required.
Hurricane Shelters in West Palm Beach
Westgate Elementary School
1545 Loxahatchee Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Forrest Hill High School
6901 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405