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Families arriving at shelters in West Palm Beach ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Posted: 2:24 PM, Sep 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-02 15:38:59-04

Some West Palm Beach residents are taking shelter at Forest Hills High School ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

A woman who moved here 10 weeks ago said she's originally from Gainesville. She said she once experienced a Category 2 hurricane and lost power for two weeks, so she's not taking any chances.

A steady stream of people were going into the shelters. One group said they work with young teens and brought them to the shelter. Otherwise, they'd be homeless.

As of Monday afternoon, there is still time to make it to a shelter.

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Palm Beach County officials ordered mandatory evacuations for residential structures in Zone A and Zone B. Zone A includes mobile homes, sub-standard housing and low-lying areas prone to water intrusion.

Zone B generally includes the barrier islands, land areas north and south of the Jupiter Inlet, and other surge-vulnerable areas south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the Broward County line.

The nine general population shelters in Palm Beach County are:

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elem. School, 1501 Avenue U, Riviera Beach
Independence Middle School, 4001 Greenway Dr., Jupiter
Lakeshore Middle School, 425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade
Pahokee Middle School, 850 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee
Palm Beach Gardens High School, 4245 Holly Dr., Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Central High School, 8499 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington
Park Vista High School, 7900 Jog Rd, Lake Worth
Forest Hill High School, 6901 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach
Atlantic Community High School, 2455 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach