Emergency Management
18900 Cortez Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34601

Phone (352) 754-4083
Fax (352) 754-4090
Recorded Message Line (352) 754-4111

Shelter Information

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Emergency shelters help communities provide a safe and secure place for individuals and families to stay before, during and after a disaster.

What to Expect

Shelters are typically schools or community centers that provide a large hardened area inside a sturdy building. Shelters may be crowded, noisy and uncomfortable, with very little privacy. Shelter volunteers do their best to make you safe and secure. Staying with friends or family may be a more comfortable alternative.

What You Need to Know

  • There is roughly 20 square feet of personal space per person. That is about 3.5 feet wide and 6 feet long
  • You will be asked to show identification when you arrive
  • Shelters are usually school gyms. Bring an inflatable mattress or mat, otherwise you will be sleeping or sitting on the floor
  • Cots are not provided
  • Eat before you arrive. Food may or may not be immediately available
  • Doors will close when winds reach sustained speeds of 40 mph
  • Shelters may lose electricity. Bring a hand fan or battery operated fan, and a flashlight with batteries
  • If you are sheltering with your pet, you must go to a pet-friendly designated shelter. Remember to bring a crate, vaccination records, collar with name and contact number, food and water

What To Bring

  • Identification
  • At least 7 days of prescription and non-prescription medicine
  • Eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids
  • A few changes of clothes, extra socks
  • Supplies for babies (formula, diapers)
  • Non-perishable food and water
  • A cot, sleeping bag, blankets, pillow
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Brush, comb, towel, wash cloth
  • Toothbrush, deodorant, soap
  • Books, games, magazines, cards, toys and quiet electronics

Personal Preparedness

Emergency Management encourages everyone to make a Personal Disaster Plan that includes sheltering in-place and evacuation. Your Personal Disaster Kit should include food, water, medicine and important papers. Staying Informed and letting others know you are OK, is just as important.

Hernando County Shelter Locations

Information about which shelters are open in your area will be available through newspapers, television, radio, the Hernando County Emergency Management website and the Hernando County Government Facebook page. Shelter locations can change quickly, so stay informed.

    Shelter Name Shelter Address Map
1 handicapped designated Challenger K-8 School 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill, 34609 Map
Deltona Elementary 2055 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, 34606 Map
Nature Coast Technical High School 4057 California St. , Brooksville, 34604 Map
Fox Chapel Middle School 9412 Fox Chapel Lane, Spring Hill, 34606 Map
Moton Elementary 7175 Emerson Road, Brooksville, 34601 Map
Chocachatti Elementary 4135 California St. , Brooksville, 34604 Map
Hernando High School 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville, 34601 Map
Springstead High School 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, 34609 Map
West Hernando Middle School 14325 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, 34613 Map
Explorer K-8 School 10252 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, 34608 Map
Weeki Wachee High School 12150 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee, 34614 Map
12 pet designated D.S. Parrott Middle School 19220 Youth Drive, Brooksville, 34601 Map
Winding Waters K-8 12240 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee, 34614 Map
Central High School 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, 34613 Map