St. Johns County Storm Shelters Now Open
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Florida, September 28, 2022 – St. Johns County storm shelters are now open. The County is prepared to open additional shelters as needed. The following shelters are currently open to the public:
• Pacetti Bay Middle School, 245 Meadowlark Lane (Special needs)
• Southwoods Elementary, 4750 State Road 206 (Pet-friendly)
• Pedro Menendez High School, 600 State Road 206 West (General population)
Due to intensified conditions of Hurricane Ian, St. Johns County issued evacuation orders effective at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, for Zones A and B, which includes the entire City of St. Augustine, the City of St. Augustine Beach, and those living on waterfront property or flood-prone areas. In addition, the County is also evacuating part of Zone F for residents south of County Road 214. For evacuation information, including route maps and evacuation zones, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane.
While shelters provide safety throughout the storm, residents must bring supplies to maintain personal comfort and sustenance. St. Johns County recommends that all evacuees bring their own bedding, including sleeping bags or air mattresses, pillows, sheets, and blankets. A five-day supply of water, non-perishable food, medication, diapers, and other personal items are also suggested. Please refer to the list below for additional supply suggestions.
- At least a five-day supply of medications, insulin, and a cooler if you are diabetic
- Personal grooming and hygiene items, feminine supplies
- Extra clothing, eyeglasses
- Books, magazines, cards, games, etc.
- Pillows, blankets, sheets, lawn chair/chaise lounge
- Flashlight and extra batteries, manual can opener
- Personal identification/important papers
For additional information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Management Citizen Information Line at 904.824.5550.