Brevard County Closes Two Hurricane Irma Evacuation Shelters Due To Low Census

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Heritage High School, Space Coast Junior/Senior High

Two County evacuation shelters that opened in advance of Hurricane Irma’s arrival to Brevard County closed Monday, shortly after the treacherous storm moved to the northern regions of the state and beyond.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Two County evacuation shelters that opened in advance of Hurricane Irma’s arrival to Brevard County closed Monday, shortly after the treacherous storm moved to the northern regions of the state and beyond.

The County implemented mandatory evacuations starting at 3 p.m. Friday, more than 24 hours before Irma made landfall in Florida.

Residents of the barrier islands, those who live beachside and others who live on Merritt Island, in flood-prone areas or in mobile or manufactured homes, were invited to seek refuge from the storm in any of the general population, pet-friendly or special needs shelters offered as a safe haven. In all, the County opened 21 shelters.

Those that closed Monday were:

– Space Coast Junior/Senior High, which closed due to low census. Anyone seeking shelter there will be redirected to Imperial Elementary School, 900 Imperial Estates Lane, Titusville. There is signage posted on the main doors.

– Heritage High School also closed due to low census. Anyone seeking shelter there will be redirected to Bayside High School, 1901 DeGroodt Road, Palm Bay. There also will be signage on the main doors.

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