First To Know WeatherHurricane Michael


LIST: Shelters set to open in Big Bend ahead of Hurricane Michael

shelters open
Posted at 12:40 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 08:15:06-04

(WTXL) - Officials are announcing shelter openings in the Big Bend area:


Officials announced Monday afternoon that several shelters are opening up in Leon County at noon on Tuesday:

Chiles High School - Pet friendly

  • 7200 Lawton Chiles Lane Tallahassee, FL 32312

Godby High School - Pet friendly

  • 1717 W Tharpe Street Tallahassee, FL 32304

Lincoln High School - Pet friendly

  • 3838 Trojan Trail Tallahassee, FL 32311

Sail High School - Pet friendly

  • 2006 Jackson Bluff Road Tallahassee, FL 32304

Fort Braden Elementary School - Pet friendly

  • 15100 Blountstown Highway Tallahassee, FL 32310


Gadsden County High School - General Population and Special Needs

  • 27001 Blue Star Hwy., Havana, FL 32333 – (850) 539-2863

West Gadsden Middle School – General Population

  • 200 Providence Rd., Greensboro, FL 32351 – (850) 442-9500

Havana Magnet School

  • 1210 Kemp Rd., Havana, FL 32333 – (850) 539-2043


The following shelters will open on Tuesday at 3 p.m.:

Suwannee Intermediate School - Special Needs Shelter

  • 1419 Walker Ave SW, Live Oak, FL 32064

Suwannee Elementary School - General Population

  • 1748 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064

Branford Elementary School - General Population

  • 26801 FL-247, Branford, FL 32008


Madison County Central School (2093 US-90, Madison, FL 32340) will open Tuesday at 2 p.m. as a risk shelter and special needs shelter. You MUST BRING pillows, blankets and comfort items with you to the shelter. 

For those who plan to bring pets, you MUST provide copies of vaccinations, all pet supplies and understand that pets are housed AWAY from the general shelter.


In preparation for Hurricane Michael, Jefferson County EM will be opening a shelter effective 12 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Somerset School (50 David Road, Monticello, FL 32344).