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Shelters opening in Lee, Manatee, Highlands counties; residents urged to not put out Ian particles

Shelters are opening right this moment in Lee, Manatee and Highlands counties prematurely of Tropical Storm Nicole’s landfall later this week.

Whereas no evacuation orders are in place for Tropical Storm Nicole for Lee County there have been two common inhabitants shelters opened: North Fort Myers Rec Middle and Estero Rec Middle.

Water and MRE’s will likely be supplied and people wishing to return are urged to convey sheltering gadgets with you. Free transit on LeeTran is accessible to shelters.

Lee County additionally warned residents to not place extra Hurricane Ian particles on the curb.

In Highland County the final inhabitants shelter will open at 4 pm Wednesday at Fred Wild Elementary College, 3550 Youth Care Lane in Sebring.

A particular wants shelter will open at midday Wednesday on the well being division, 7205 S. George Blvd., in Sebring. Registration for this shelter will likely be open till 11 am Wednesday. REGISTRATION FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTER WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 11 AM TODAY.

On-line registration will be made at

Manatee County opened a “Secure Haven” shelter at Freedom Elementary, 9515 FL-64, Bradenton, 34212 Wednesday.

The pet-friendly shelter is for residents evacuating their properties voluntarily ought to they really feel their properties might be compromised as a consequence of injury from Hurricane Ian and for residents of cell or manufactured properties.

Manatee County Emergency Administration is monitoring Nicole and is working with the College District of Manatee County to find out faculty closures for Thursday. A call about whether or not to shut will come later Wednesday.

What to convey to a shelter:

Along with emergency provides (eg meals, water, medication, flashlights, batteries, first support equipment), the next are beneficial gadgets to convey with you if you happen to should evacuate to a shelter:

  • Pillows, blankets, sleeping luggage or air mattresses
  • Further clothes, footwear, eyeglasses, listening to aids (and batteries), and so forth.
  • Private toiletries/towels
  • Medicines
  • Child gadgets, diapers, system and luxury gadgets
  • Folding chairs, garden chairs or cots Private hygiene gadgets (eg toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant)
  • Quiet video games, books, taking part in playing cards and favourite toys for youngsters
  • Essential papers and irreplaceable keepsakes (eg Driver’s License, particular medical data, insurance coverage insurance policies and property inventories, pictures)

Pet Shelter Necessities Pet sheltering necessities and guidelines are vital throughout catastrophe conditions. Your cooperation in making a pet-friendly shelter surroundings pleasurable is appreciated by following these necessities:

  • Pet(s) should arrive with a service or cage. Cages is not going to be out there on web site.
  • Pet(s) should stay in service (besides at scheduled train occasions).
  • Homeowners should present pet meals and different pet provides, as wanted.
  • Homeowners should present certification that pet(s) are present with rabies vaccination.
  • Homeowners is not going to permit different shelter occupants to deal with or method pet(s).
  • Homeowners are chargeable for the care, feeding and dealing with of their very own pet(s).

Pet Survival Equipment for Pet-Pleasant Shelters

  • Correct ID collar and rabies license tag
  • Provider or cage
  • Water and meals bowls
  • Medicines
  • Meals provide to final about three days
  • Particular care directions
  • Newspapers/plastic luggage for waste disposal
  • Toys and luxury gadgets
  • Muzzles, if essential
  • First support provides
  • Handbook can opener
  • Property ID on all belongings

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