Emergency shelters will open at noon on Friday. Open shelter locations will be as followss:
- Tarpon Springs Middle School (501 N. Florida Ave., Tarpon Springs)
- Palm Harbor University High School (1900 Omaha St., Palm Harbor)
- Dunedin Highland Middle School (70 Patricia Ave., Dunedin)*
- Oak Grove Middle School (1370 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater)*
- Largo High School (410 Missouri Ave., Largo)
- Gibbs High School (850 34th St. South, St. Petersburg)
- John Hopkins Middle School (701 16th St. South, St. Petersburg)*
*Special Needs/Pet-Friendly Shelter
Residents ordered to evacuate should consider the following shelter options:
- Stay with family members or at a hotel in a non-evacuation zone
- Stay at an emergency shelter; information will be provided at www.pinellascounty.org
- If you have special needs, be sure your caregiver begins to implement your plan.
- If you have no other options, register for special needs transportation by calling (727) 464-4333 or by contacting the local fire department. You may also travel to a special needs shelter on your own.
- If you have a pet and will need to stay at a pet-friendly shelter, you must register ahead of time. Visit