Broward County To Open 14 Emergency Shelters

As of 12 p.m. Thursday, Broward County will open the doors of 14 community shelters, including a pet-friendly shelter that is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Below is a list of all shelters located in Broward County. It should be noted that not all shelters may be open during a state of emergency. 

In the event of an evacuation order, monitor news reports or call the Broward County Emergency Hotline, 311 or 954-831-4000, for specific shelter openings.

  1. Lyons Creek Middle School 4333 Sol Press Blvd., Coconut Creek 33073
  2. Coral Glades High School 2700 Sportsplex Dr, Coral Springs 33065
  3. Monarch High School 5050 Wiles Road,  Coconut Creek 33073 
  4. Pompano Beach High School 600 N.E. 13th Ave.,Pompano Beach 33060
  5. Park Lakes Elementary School 3925 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes 33319
  6. Rock Island Elementary/Atlantic Technical (Arthur Ashe) 1701 N. W. 23rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33311 
  7. Plantation Elementary School 651 N. W. 42nd Ave.,  Plantation 33317
  8. Fox Trail Elementary School 1250 Nob Hill Road,  Davie 33324
  9. Falcon Cove Middle School 4251 Bonaventure Blvd.,  Weston 33332
  10. Silver Trail Middle School 18300 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines 33331
  11. New Renaissance Middle School 10701 Miramar Blvd.,  Miramar 33025
  12. Watkins Elementary School 3520 S. W. 52nd Ave.,  Pembroke Park 33023
  13. Everglades High School 17100 SW 48 Court,  Miramar, FL 33027
  14. West Broward High School 500 NW 209 Avenue,  Pembroke Pines, FL 33029 

A map of each shelter location can be viewed below, with the numbered markers on the map correlating with the number of the shelter listed above: 


Thos  located in low lying areas or beside tidal bodies of water should seek shelter elsewhere if conditions warrant. 

All mobile home residents must evacuate in Plan A (distinguished in red in the image above, areas east of Intercoastal Waterway) and Plan B (distinguished in yellow in the image above, areas east of U.S. 1 at Federal Highway). In addition, mobile home residents may be ordered to evacuate if tropical storm conditions warrant. 

For pet owners: 

Service animals are permitted in General Population Shelters so long as the pet meets the requirements under Federal law. Visit ADA Requirements for Service Animals for additional information. 

Additionally, a pet-friendly shelter operated by Broward County and the Broward County Humane Society is available. Pets staying at the shelter must be accompanied by their owners, but pets and owners will be housed in different buildings at adjacent facilities. 

Advance, in-person registration is recommended, but not required. Call the Humane Society at 954-989-3977 or visit their offices at 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale.

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