HIGHLANDS COUNTY

DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

6850 West George Blvd.

Sebring, FL 33875

863-385-1112

 
 


                                                                     

 

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

SHELTER LIST

 

PRIMARY SHELTER LIST
Primary Risk Shelters: When Highlands County will be impacted by high
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
Avon Park Recreation Center
207 East State Street, Avon Park

LAKE PLACID
Lake Placid High School
202 Green Dragon Drive, Lake Placid

SEBRING
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.

AVON PARK
1. South Florida Community College - University Center
2. 600 West College Drive , Avon Park
3. Avon Elementary School - Cafeteria
705 West Winthrop Street , Avon Park

SEBRING
1. Sebring High School - Multi-use Auditorium
3514 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring
2. Fred Wild Elementary School - Cafeteria
3550 Youth Care Lane , Sebring
3. Woodlawn Elementary School - Cafeteria
817 Woodlawn Drive , Sebring

SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTERS
Special Needs Shelters: When Highlands County will be impacted by high
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
Emergency Management, County Government , Florida Department of Health
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.


SEBRING
1. Agri-Civic Center - Primary
4509 George Blvd. , Sebring 33875
2. Highlands County Health Department - Secondary
7205 South George Blvd , Sebring Fl 33875

PET SHELTERS
Pet Shelter(s): When Highlands County will be impacted by high winds,
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.

PET SHELTER
1. Avon Park Holiness Camp (is not wind compliant)
1001 West Lake Isis Avenue , Avon Park
2. Dawg House (Pets Only)
69 Dawg House Drive, Lake Placid
3. Dog Design by Dana (Pets Only)
701 Thunderbird Hill Road, Sebring