Six Brevard County Hurricane Matthew Safe Haven Shelters Remain Open
By Don Walker, Brevard Communications Director // October 8, 2016
three pet-friendly shelters open
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Mims Elementary School and Bayside High School in Palm Bay, both of which were opened as temporary shelters for those seeking safe haven from Hurricane Matthew, were closed at 8 p.m. Friday.
Brevard County opened eight general population shelters and three pet-friendly shelters to accommodate evacuees and other residents as Matthew churned toward Brevard County and Florida’s East Coast.
Residents staying at the two closing facilities will be transported to Imperial Estates Elementary in Titusville and Meadowlane Intermediate Elementary in West Melbourne.
Other shelters that remain open are:
• General Population Shelters
– Imperial Estates, 900 Imperial Estates Lane, Titusville
– Walter Butler Community Center, 4201 U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa
– Manatee Elementary, 3425 Viera Blvd., Viera
– Sherwood Elementary, 2541 Post Road, Melbourne
– Meadowlane Intermediate, 2700 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne
– South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., Micco
• Pet Friendly Shelters
– Port St John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John
– Viera Regional Park, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera
– Ted Whitlock Community Center at Palm Bay Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Road N.W., Palm Bay
Special Need Shelters are staffed by Brevard County Government and Brevard Public Schools staff, Florida Department of Health and the National Guard.
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