Hurricane Irma Update Shelter Availability


The Easton Newberry Sports Complex General Population Shelter (24880 NW 16 Ave, Newberry) is at capacity. Those planning to go that shelter should instead go to Oak View Middle School (1203 SW 250 Street, Newberry). Those arriving at Easton will be diverted to Oak View.

Those considering using Special Needs shelters should get there as soon as possible. The supply of cots is shrinking, so they are encouraged to bring bedding supplies (especially caregivers). These items include sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, air mattresses, etc.

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.

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