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Shelter openings in Escambia County vary with each emergency. Openings will be announced through all means possible, including local media outlets, press conferences and public meetings. Do not go to a shelter until you have verified that it is open. 

For a complete list of shelters during a disaster, visit
Global Learning Academy
100 North P Street
Pensacola, Florida 32505
Jim Bailey Middle School
4110 Bauer Road
Pensacola, Florida 32506
Molino Park Elementary School-Pet Shelter
899 Highway 97
Molino, Florida 32577
Northview High School
4100 West Highway 4
Century, Florida 32535
Pensacola Bay Center
201 East Gregory Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
Beulah Middle School
6001 West Nine Mile Road
Pensacola, Florida 32526
Special Needs Shelter:
Success Academy
(old West Florida High)
Buildings 9, 25 & 26
7045 Wymart Road
Pensacola, Florida 32526
 Things to Take to a Shelter
If you go to a public shelter, you will need to take the following items to support you and your family for four days:

A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes
Toiletries and personal items
Blankets or sleeping bags and pillows
Identification and any important papers
Games, toys or books for children
Books for adults
Special items for infants or elderly family members
Any special dietary needs & non-perishable foods for snacks
Battery-operated radio, flashlights and plenty of spare batteries
Prescription medications or any over-the-counter medications you normally take

Shelters are a Last Resort

Buildings used for evacuation shelters are normally public schools that are staffed by specially trained American Red Cross volunteers and staff. Shelters are generally crowded, usually uncomfortable (especially when the power goes off, since there is no ventilation), have long lines to use restrooms and get food, and are very noisy, making it difficult to rest or sleep. Keep in mind you may have to stay in the shelter for several days.
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