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Florida’s Brevard County will open another shelter to accommodate evacuees in the northern part of the county.

The shelter at Mims Elementary School, 2852 US1 in Mims is the 14th to open in Brevard County for residents preparing for Hurricane Dorian.

High winds and rain are expected to begin impacting the county early Tuesday.

The following shelters are open in Brevard County: 

Pet-friendly: 

  • Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John 
  • Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera 
  • Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne 
  • Ted Whitlock Community Center at Fred Poppe Regional Park, 1951 Malabar Rd NW, Palm Bay

General population: 

  • Apollo Elementary School, 3085 Knox McRae Dr., Titusville 
  • Walter Butler Community Center at Bernice Jackson Park, 4201 US Highway 1, Cocoa 
  • Manatee Elementary School, 3425 Viera Blvd., Viera 
  • Sherwood Elementary School, 2541 Post Road, Melbourne 
  • Bayside High School, 1901 DeGroodt Rd. S.W. Palm Bay 
  • South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., Micco 
  • Mims Elementary, 2852 US1, Mims (noon today, Monday, Sept. 2.) 

Although shelters will provide food, residents going to shelters will need to bring their own supplies.

Brevard County Emergency Management suggested people bring the following items:

  • bedding
  • folding chairs or sleeping bags
  • any needed medications
  • multiple changes of clothing
  • sturdy shoes
  • personal hygiene items
  • entertainment items, like games, cards, books, or magazines. 

For information about this and other Hurricane Dorian questions, call the Community Information Hotline at 2-1-1.