The Eastside High School (1201 S.E. 43rd Street, Gainesville) shelter is transitioning to a pet friendly only shelter. Evacuees without pets will be guided to other shelters. Evacuees with pets should go to Eastside High School.
County staff and volunteers from other agencies are working around the clock to accommodate the enormous amount of evacuees in need of shelter.
View a complete list of shelters in Alachua County (with addresses, shelter type, and an interactive map).
Residents are also encouraged to stay informed about major storm conditions by following Alachua County on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribing to the County's press releases.
The 311 Rumor Control phone number is now active (This is a call in, not text, phone number). Please use it to verify the most up to the minute information on Hurricane Irma. For life threatening emergencies call 911. For emergencies that are not life-threatening call 352-955-1818