St. Johns County
HURRICANE IRMA | SHELTER UPDATES

Hurricane Irma Status Updates

The St. Johns County Emergency Operations Center is actively monitoring Hurricane Irma and will provide updated preparedness and response information as soon as it becomes available. This page will serve as your source for all St. Johns County Hurricane Irma-related information. If you have additional questions, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Operations Hotline at 904.824.5550.

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Shelter Updates

September 12

St. Johns County Opens Post-impact Shelter
In response to impacts from Hurricane Irma, St. Johns County has opened the Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval Street, as a post-impact shelter for those who are unable to return to their homes. All other shelters are now closed. For more information, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane or call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550.

September 10

Residents Cautioned to Avoid Travel on Roads During the Height of Hurricane Irma
With high winds and rain associated with Hurricane Irma moving into the region, St. Johns County Emergency Management officials are cautioning residents to avoid travel on roads during the height of the storm. Emergency evacuation shelters across the county remain open, though the shelter at Pedro Menendez High School is at capacity.

Shelter & Open Beds                 

  • Mill Creek Elementary School – 277
  • Bartram Trail High School – 404
  • Pacetti Bay Middle School – 186
  • South Wood Elementary School – 406
  • Timberlin Creek Elementary School – 420
  • Pedro Menendez High School – At Capacity

September 9

Hurricane Evacuation Shelter at Pedro Menendez High School at Capacity
The emergency evacuation shelter at Pedro Menendez High School in St. Augustine is at capacity. Emergency management officials are urging residents seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma to head to one of the five other St. Johns County shelters.

  • Mill Creek Elementary School, 3750 International Golf Parkway
  • Bartram Trail High School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway
  • Pacetti Bay Middle School, 245 Meadowlark Lane (Special Needs)
  • South Wood Elementary School, 4750 SR 206 West (Pet Friendly)
  • Timberlin Creek Elementary School, 555 Pine Tree Lane (Pet Friendly)

For more information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550 or visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane.

Pedro Menendez High School Shelter Nearing Capacity - September 9
St. Johns County, Fl – Pedro Menendez High School shelter is nearing capacity. Evacuees without special needs or pets are encouraged to seek shelter at the remaining general population shelters:

  • Mill Creek Elementary School, 3750 International Golf Parkway
  • Bartram Trail High School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway

For more information on St. Johns County shelters, including special needs and pet-friendly shelters, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane or call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550.

St. Johns County Opens Additional Shelter for Evacuees from South Florida
Pursuant to a request from the State’s emergency operations center, St. Johns County will open a general population shelter at Mill Creek Elementary, 3750 International Golf Pkwy, St. Augustine, at 7 p.m. tonight to accommodate those who have been evacuated from South Florida and are traveling north on major thoroughfares. For more information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Operations hotline at 904.824.5550.

September 8

St. Johns County Issues Mandatory Evacuation and Opens Emergency Shelters
Due to intensified conditions of Hurricane Irma, St. Johns County has issued a mandatory evacuation order for 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 9 for Evacuation Zones A and B, and the entire City of St. Augustine and the Town of Hastings. Evacuation Map & My Evacuation Zone

Residents living in boats, RVs, and mobile homes throughout St. Johns County are also included in the evacuation order. Residents who are able to evacuate and are not utilizing a St. Johns County shelter should begin evacuating as soon as possible prior to the evacuation scheduled for 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 9 in order to avoid traffic congestion.

St. Johns County will also open five shelters at 6 a.m. Saturday. The County is prepared to open additional shelters as needed. The following shelters will be open to the public:

  • Pacetti Bay Middle School, 245 Meadowlark Ln. (Special needs)
  • Timberlin Creek Elementary School, 555 Pine Tree Ln. (Pet-friendly)
  • Southwoods Elementary, 4750 FL-206 (Pet-friendly)
  • Pedro Menendez High School, 600 SR 206 West (General population)
  • Bartram Trail High School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Pkwy. (General population)

While shelters provide safety throughout the storm, residents must bring supplies in order to maintain personal comfort and sustenance. St. Johns County recommends that all evacuees bring their own bedding, including sleeping bags or air mattresses, pillows, sheets, and blankets. A three-day supply of water, non-perishable food, medication, diapers, and other personal items are also suggested. Please refer to the list below for additional supply suggestions.

  • Three-day supply of medications, insulin and cooler if you are diabetic
  • Personal grooming and hygiene items, feminine supplies
  • Extra clothing, eyeglasses
  • Books, magazines, cards, games, etc.
  • Pillows, blankets, sheets, lawn chair/chaise lounge
  • Flashlight and extra batteries, manual can opener
  • Personal identification/important papers

For evacuation information, including route maps and evacuations zones, please visit the St. Johns County Emergency Management website at www.sjcemergencymanagement.org/evacinfo.html and for more information, please call the St. Johns County Citizen Information Hotline at 904.824.5550 or visit www.sjcemergencymanagement.org/shetpub.html.

 


For Preparedness Information, Shelters, Evacuation Zones, Routes and much more, please visit: /www.sjcemergencymanagement.org

St. Johns County Citizen Information Hotline 904.824.5550.