18900 Cortez Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Emergency shelters help communities provide a safe and secure place for individuals and families to stay before, during and after a disaster.
What to ExpectShelters 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
- 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
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.
|1||Challenger K-8 School||13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill, 34609||Map|
|2||Deltona Elementary||2055 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, 34606||Map|
|3||Nature Coast Technical High School||4057 California St. , Brooksville, 34604||Map|
|4||Fox Chapel Middle School||9412 Fox Chapel Lane, Spring Hill, 34606||Map|
|5||Moton Elementary||7175 Emerson Road, Brooksville, 34601||Map|
|6||Chocachatti Elementary||4135 California St. , Brooksville, 34604||Map|
|7||Hernando High School||700 Bell Ave., Brooksville, 34601||Map|
|8||Springstead High School||3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, 34609||Map|
|9||West Hernando Middle School||14325 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, 34613||Map|
|10||Explorer K-8 School||10252 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, 34608||Map|
|11||Weeki Wachee High School||12150 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee, 34614||Map|
|12||D.S. Parrott Middle School||19220 Youth Drive, Brooksville, 34601||Map|
|13||Winding Waters K-8||12240 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee, 34614||Map|
|14||Central High School||14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville, 34613||Map|