Volusia County Shelters

9/1/2019 2:18 PM from volusia.org

Public shelters will open at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2. Please do not go to a shelter before it opens.

  • General
    • TD Taylor Middle/High, 100 E. Washington Ave, Pierson
    • DeLand High, 800 N Hill Rd, DeLand
    • University High School, 1000 W Rhode Island Ave, Orange City
    • Mainland High School, 1255 W. Intl Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach
    • Sweetwater Elementary, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd, Port Orange
  • Special Needs Shelter – Assists evacuees with disabilities or functional medical needs. This is a Pet Friendly shelter for Special Needs persons only. Evacuees and their service animals will remain in the same location. It is too late to pre-register for a special needs shelter. Residents who are not registered will be assessed upon arrival at the shelters.
    • Atlantic High, 1250 Reed Canal Rd, Port Orange
    • Creekside Middle, 6801 Airport Rd, Port Orange
    • Freedom Elementary, 1395 S. Blue Lake Avenue, DeLand
    • Galaxy Middle, 2400 Eustace Ave, Deltona
    • Palm Terrace Elementary, 1825 Dunn Avenue, Daytona Beach
    • Pride Elementary, 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona
  • Pet Friendly – People and pets are housed in separate locations at the shelter
    • Hinson Middle,1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach
    • Pine Ridge High, 925 Howland Blvd, Deltona
    • River Springs Middle, 900 West Ohio Ave, Orange City
  • People Pet Shelter – (People and pets are house in the same location – Fairgrounds only)
    • Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 W. State Rd 44, DeLand


Evacuees may need to stay at the shelter for 24 to 72 hours. Since space is limited, bring essential items only. Avoid bringing valuables; shelters are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Items you should bring to a shelter include:

  • Snacks, comfort food and special dietary food
  • Bottled water
  • Bedding, pillow and blanket
  • Extra clothing
  • Medications and medical supplies, including prescription medications, eyeglasses and dentures
  • Charged cellphone
  • Ear plugs
  • Oxygen supplies (or arrange for your oxygen company to deliver to them to the designated special needs shelter)
  • Toiletry items and a first aid kit
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Diapers and other necessities for infants and the elderly
  • Time occupiers such as books, magazines, board games and cards
  • Snacks, drinks and games to entertain children

Helpful Links

Special needs shelter information

Flagler County Shelters

9/1/2019 11:00 PM from flaglercounty.org


  • Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes have been ordered to evacuate from Zones A, B, and F, and flood prone areas Monday 9/2.
  • All residents and visitors in evacuation Zones A, B, and F, as well as those in low lying areas or mobile homes, should be prepared to evacuate. The order will be issued Monday morning, 9/2.
  • If your evacuation plan is to leave Flagler County, do so first thing Monday morning. You do not need to wait for the order.

Once evacuation orders have been issued,
Bunnell Elementary will open for General Population and Pets
Rymfire Elementary for Special Needs only.  
Please know your evacuation zone, and review your evacuation destination.


  • Rymfire Elementary: Special Medical Needs Shelter opens Monday 9/2  at 8 a.m. (not general population). It is for those with special medical needs who live in zones A, B, F, flood prone areas, and mobile homes, OR require electricity for medical needs regardless of zone. Located at 1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast
  • Bunnell Elementary at 305 N. Palmetto will open as a general population / pets shelter on Monday 9/2


  • Flagler Beach: Sandbags are at the Santa Maria Del Mar Church
  • Flagler County
    • Malacompra South Beach Parking Lot, on Malacompra Rd
    • Old Jail Site at Utility St and Old Moody Blvd
    • Hidden Trails Community Center

News Release 09/01/19 11 p.m. Evacuation orders forthcoming – be prepared to react
News Release 09/01/19 9 p.m. Special Needs Medical Shelter opening Monday 8 a.m.
News Release 09/01/19 8 p.m. Evacuation of nursing homes, assisted living facilities
News Release 09/01/19 4 p.m. Governmental offices closed countywide
News Release 09/01/19 8 a.m. Shelters are NOT opening yet, but don’t be complacent
News Release 08/31/19 4 p.m.: Both bridges open, will not close until winds reach 45 mph
News Release 08/31/19 2 p.m.: Evacuations stalled as Hurricane Dorian shifts again
News Release 08/31/19, 10 a.m.: Evacuation zones A, B, C & F be prepared to leave Sunday morning
EOC Briefing 08/30/19, 8PM: Dorian Briefing August, 30, 2019 20:00
News Release 08/30/19: Hurricane strengthens, slows which changes evac, sheltering recommendations
News Release 08/29/19: Flagler County declares State of Local Emergency
News Release 08/29/19: Finish hurricane preparations now, residents east of I-95 should be ready to evacuate
News Release 08/29/19: Sandbags will be available Thursday
Press Release 08/28/19: Tropical Storm Dorian: Be Aware, Be Prepared, Don’t be Scared
Press Release 08/28/19: Tropical Storm Dorian: Now is the time to prepare