Hurricane Matthew: Bay Area shelter locations

Though Hurricane Matthew is primarily expected to be an east coast event, all of Central Florida will feel some effects from the storm.  Some Central Florida communities are opening shelters for evacuees.

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Shelters open at 5 p.m. Thursday

Burnett Middle School, 1010 N. Kingsway Road in Seffner - Only Hillsborough shelter accepting dogs and cats. Owners must bring with them:
-proof of current license and vaccination
-an appropriate pet crate
-all food, bowls, medications, and other items needed by the pet

Strawberry Crest High School 4691 Gallagher Road in Dover

Tomlin Middle School, 501 N. Wilson St. in Plant City

Pizzo Elementary School, 11701 Bull Run Road in Tampa

Brandon High School, 1101 Victoria St. in Brandon

Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road in Riverview (special medical needs and general population)

Summerfield Crossings Elementary, 11050 Fair Meadows Drive in Riverview

For more information, call the Hillsborough County Customer Service Center at (813) 272-5900. 

Florida State Fair Equestrian Evacuations - horses from hurricane impacted areas on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a stall, contact Jim Coones at 813.477.3136. Limited availability.

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Four shelters are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. Thursday: 

Manatee High School (pet-friendly shelter)

Mills Elementary (pet-friendly shelter)

Myakka City Elementary

Nolan Middle School (special needs & pet-friendly shelter) 

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Wiregrass High School Opems Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m.

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Based on the current track of Hurricane Matthew, the following shelters will be open in Polk County on October 6, 2016 at 1 p.m.:

Ridge Community High School, 500 W. Orchid Dr., Davenport

Alta Vista Elementary, 801 S. Scenic Highway, Haines City - This is a pet-friendly shelter.

Tenoroc High School, 4905 Saddle Creek Rd., Lakeland

Spook Hill Elementary ,321 Dr. J.A. Wiltshire Ave., E., Lake Wales

Chain of Lakes Elementary ,7001 CR 653, Winter Haven

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For local storm information along the east coast of Florida, click over to FOX 35 Orlando.

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