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FIND A SHELTER: Where to take shelter during Hurricane Dorian

Here is a list of places to take shelter before Hurricane Dorian reaches the First Coast.

Here are the shelters that will be operating ahead of Hurricane Dorian's arrival at the First Coast. 

The latest updates on Dorian continue to show the strong Category 4 hurricane with strong winds of nearly 155 mph. 

Shelters open at 10 a.m.

Baker County Shelters

The shelters will open at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the following locations:

  • Macclenny Elementary School, 1 Wild Kitten Drive -- general population for residents in low-lying areas and mobile homes
  • Ed Fraser Hospital, 159 North 3rd St. -- Special Needs shelter for residents who require special care or are medically dependent

Clay County Shelters

  • Lake Asbury Junior High, 2851 Sandridge Rd., Green Cove Springs (special needs beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 at noon)

The following shelters are open to the general public starting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3:

  • Clay High School, 2025 FL-16, Green Cove Springs
  • Orange Park High School, 2300 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park (pet-friendly)
  • Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High, 900 Orchid Ave., Keystone Heights (pet-friendly)
  • Wilkinson Elementary, 4965 Co Rd. 218, Middleburg

Duval County Shelters

  • Abess Park Elementary at 12731 Abess Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225
  • Andrew Robinson at 101 W. 12th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206
  • Arlington Middle School at 8141 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211
  • Atlantic Coast High School at 9735 R. G. Sinner Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (Special needs, pet-friendly)
  • Chimney Lakes Elementary School at 9353 Staples Mill Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32244 (Pet-friendly)
  • Enterprise Elementary at 8085 Old Middleburg Road, Jacksonville, FL 32222 (Special needs)
  • Landmark Middle School at 101 Kernan Blvd. N., Jacksonville FL 32225 (Pet-friendly)
  • Mandarin Middle School at 5100 Hood Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257 (Pet-friendly)
  • Oceanway Elementary School at 12555 Gillepsie Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32218
  • Oceanway Middle School at 143 Oceanway Ave., Jacksonville 32218 (Special needs)
  • The Legends Center (DOH- Special Needs Only) at 5130 Soutel Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32208 (Special needs, pet-friendly)
  • Twin Lakes Elementary School at 8000 Point Meadows Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32256

Nassau County

  • Hilliard Middle-Senior School at 1 Flashes Ave., Hilliard, FL 32046 (Special needs, pet-friendly)
  • Callahan Middle School at 450121 Old Dixie Hwy., Callahan, FL 32011 (Pet-friendly)

Glynn County

No shelters will be open during the storm. Evacuees who need shelter are encouraged to call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767

St. Johns County

  • Pacetti Bay Middle School at 245 Meadowlark Ln. (Special needs)
  • Timberlin Creek Elementary School at 555 Pine Tree Ln. (Pet-friendly)
  • Southwoods Elementary School at 4750 State Road 206 (Pet-friendly)
  • Pedro Menendez High School at 600 State 206 W.
  • Bartram Trail High School at 7399 Longleaf Pine Pkwy.
  • Osceola Elementary at 1605 Osceola Elementary Rd.

This story will be updated with more shelters.


-Air mattress, blankets, pillows or other bedding
-Food and water
-Personal items
-Medications and first-aid supplies
-Important papers
-Games, toys and books
-Flashlight and batteries
-Additional safety, hygiene or comfort items that may not be listed

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