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Shelter Information

Seminole County provides two (2) different types of evacuation shelters – general population and medically enhanced (special needs).  A “pet-friendly” designation is provided to specific shelters which are equipped to allow animals at the facility.

General Population shelters provide basic food services and 21 square feet of space/per individual.  Cots are not provided at general population shelters (before and during hurricanes).  Dependent on availability, all efforts are made to provide cots post-disaster. 

Medically Enhanced (Special Needs) shelters are intended for individuals who may have a medical condition requiring enhanced services, such as electricity for medical devices, medical cots, and monitoring from  medical staff. These shelters provide basic food services, trained medical staff, medical cots and certain medical supplies. While medical staff are present, caregivers are requested to accompany evacuees to these shelters.


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Shelter Address Accepts Pets Special Needs Status
Bentley Elementary 2190 Oregon Ave, Sanford Yes Yes Closed
Crystal Lake Elementary 231 Rinehart Rd, Lake Mary No No Closed
English Estates Elementary 299 Oxford Rd, Fern Park No No Closed
John Evans Elementary 100 Chapman Rd, Oviedo No No Closed
Geneva Elementary 275 First St, Geneva No No Closed
Hagerty High School 3225 Lockwood Blvd, Oviedo No No Closed
Highlands Elementary 1600 Shepard Rd, Winter Springs No Yes Closed
Lake Mary High 655 Longwood-Lake Mary Rd, Lake Mary No No Closed
Lawton Chiles Middle School 1240 Sanctuary Drive, Oviedo No No Closed
Layer Elementary 4201 S.R. 419, Winter Springs No Yes Closed
Lyman High 865 South C.R. 427, Longwood Yes No Closed
Markham Woods Middle School 6003 Markham Woods Rd, Lake Mary No No Closed
Midway Elementary 2368 Brisson Ave, Sanford No No Closed
Millennium Middle School 21 Lakeview Dr, Sanford No No Closed
Oviedo High School 601 King St, Oviedo No No Closed
Teague Middle School 1350 McNeil Rd, Altamonte Springs No No Closed
Walker Elementary 3101 Snowhill Rd, Chuluota No No Closed
Winter Springs High 130 Tuskawilla Dr, Winter Springs No No Closed

Please Note:  

  • Residents with special needs that may need sheltering assistance should register with Seminole County Emergency Management at 407-665-5102 or complete the Seminole County Special Needs Registration Form.
  • Most emergency shelters do not allow pets. If you are bringing pets, please make sure the shelter accepts them. 
  • All shelters will not open. It is important to check during a disaster to know your nearest open shelter.