EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 863-385-1112
DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
PRIMARY SHELTER LIST
Primary Risk Shelters:
winds, the following shelters would be opened. As these shelters
approach capacity, we open the second tier of shelters, which are
primarily public schools.
Avon Park Recreation Center
207 East State Street, Avon Park
Lake Placid High School
202 Green Dragon Drive, Lake Placid
Highlands County Fair Convention Center
781 Magnolia Avenue
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SECONDARY SHELTER LIST
Secondary Risk Shelters: When the Primary Risk Shelters reach capacity
and Highlands County will be impacted by high winds, the following
secondary shelters would be opened as needed.
SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTERS
Special Needs Shelters:
winds, the following special needs shelter(s) would be opened as needed.
Registration for the Special Needs Shelter begins new every year on
March 1 and is required prior to an activation for services.
The staffing, management and operation of a Special Need Shelter is the
shared responsibility of the Highlands County Health Department, local
and the Division of Emergency Management. Locally, the Health
Department is the lead agency regarding SpNS as part of the Health and
Medical Emergency Support Function 8.
The Shelter does not provide medical care such as a medical facility.
It does not provide the comfort and convenience of a home or hotel. No
advanced medical equipment or staff will be available.
2. Highlands County Health Department - Secondary
the following Pet shelter(s) would be opened as needed on an first come
basis as room is very limited. These shelters are in cooperation with
private animal kennels and the Avon Park Holiness Camp.
1. Avon Park Holiness Camp (is not wind compliant)
2. Dawg House (Pets Only)
69 Dawg House Drive,
3. Dog Design by Dana (Pets Only)
701 Thunderbird Hill Road, Sebring