LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Here's the latest in Leon County shelters. One emergency shelter remains open at Sail High School on Jackson Bluff Road.
That shelter is pet friendly and has water and snacks available.
The county opened a comfort station Friday at the downtown main library on Park Avenue. It will stay open until 7:00 p.m. Friday.
There you can cool off, get help, charge your phones, and other electronics and use the library's computers and Wi-Fi.
"We're attempting to fill the needs of those that live in the area. One thing for sure that allows people that are sheltering here to have a place where they can basically rest at night because they're leaving and going back to their homes and trying to see what needs to be done," said Charlie Crawford, Shelter Lead for the Red Cross.
Crawford says the risk shelter will be open as long as there is a need.
LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Additional comfort stations have been opened in Leon County to offer recovering residents A/C, computer access, showers, snacks and more.
A list of open comfort stations and their hours are below:
- Lincoln Neighborhood Center on Brevard Street - It opened at 10 a.m. and will stay open until 9 p.m.
- Trousdell Aquatics & Gymnastics Center at 298 John Knox Road - It opened at 9 a.m. and will stay open until 9 p.m.
- Showers available at the Robinson Trueblood Pool at 1115 Dade Street
Werner Hyundai at 252 SW Capital Blvd is also offering free phone charges and WiFi.
We'll update this list Saturday with new hours and additional comfort stations.
Leon County to open comfort station following Hurricane Michael
LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County is opening a comfort station at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library.
Leon County will open the downtown LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library as a comfort station to provide snacks, air conditioning, public computer access, a place to charge a tablet or phone, check out materials and much more.
The comfort station will open Friday, October 12 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and is located at the Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave. Leon County officials say they stored supplies at the Main Library in anticipation of a severe storm.
With school scheduled to remain closed on Friday, October 12, the Main Library comfort station can be used as a resource for families and others impacted by Michael. You don't need a library card or be a Leon County resident to use the library.
The Leon County Main Library will be staffed by county librarians and volunteers to help meet the needs of the community. Information on services offered by non-profit organizations to recover from disasters will be available.
For additional emergency information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/ei or call the Leon County Citizens Information Line at (850) 606-3700.