Hurricane Irma Evacuation Shelters: Miami-Dade County

On Wednesday morning Hurricane Irma slammed the Carribean with 185 mph winds and heavy rain. The category five storm is expected to shift east and make landfall near Miami-Dade Monday morning.

Governor Rick Scott is urging Florida residents to take Irma seriously. He warned that the “massive storm” could be more devastating than Hurricane Andrew, which hit Florida 25 years ago.

For Miami-Dade County, there are some evacuation shelters open to those in need of safety. Here is a list of evacuation shelters:

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior
1410 NE 215th Street
North Miami-Dade
33179
Highland Oaks Middle
2375 NE 203rd Street
North Miami-Dade
33180
North Miami Beach Senior
1247 NE 167th Street
North Miami Beach
33162
North Miami Senior
13110 NE 8th Avenue
North Miami
33161
Miami Central Senior
1781 NW 95th Street
Miami
33147
Miami Carol City Senior
3301 Miami Gardens Drive
Miami Gardens
33056
Lawton Chiles Middle
8190 NW 197th Street
Northwest Miami-Dade
33015
Country Club Middle
18305 NW 75th Place
Northwest Miami-Dade
33015
Barbara Goleman Senior
14100 NW 89th Avenue
Miami Lakes
33018
Hialeah Gardens Senior
11700 Hialeah Gardens Blvd.
Hialeah Gardens
33018
Booker T. Washington Senior
1200 NW 6th Avenue
City of Miami
33136
Charles Drew Middle
1801 NW 60th Street
City of Miami
33142
Ronald Reagan Senior
8600 NW 107th Avenue
Doral
33178
Miami Coral Park Senior
8865 SW 16th Street
Westchester
33165
W.R. Thomas Middle
13001 SW 26th Street
West Miami-Dade
33175
South Miami Senior
6856 SW 53rd Street
South Miami
33155
Terra Environmental Senior
11005 SW 84th Street
Miami
33173
Felix Varela Senior
15255 SW 96th Street
West Kendall
33196
Robert Morgan Senior
18180 SW 122nd Avenue
Miami
33177
South Dade Senior
28401 SW 167th Avenue
Homestead
33030

All of the schools listed are accessible for people with disabilities. However, not all of these evacuation shelters are open for every evacuation. Be sure to call or dial 3-1-1 (TDD (305) 468-5402) to find out if the shelter nearest you is open.

Residents evacuating are encouraged to not leave any pets behind. In Miami-Dade there are two pet friendly shelters:
The Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Grounds
10901 SW 24th Street
Doctor Michael Senior High
1410 NE 215th St.
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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.