UPDATE: Martin County announces evacuations, shelters

Posted at 8:57 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 14:21:12-04

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — In Martin County, mandatory evacuations have been issued for the barrier islands (Hutchinson Island and Jupiter Island), Sewall's Point and manufactured/mobile homes, as well as homes in low-lying areas.

General shelters for Martin County include:

  • Port Salerno Elementary School, 3260 SE Lionel Terrace, Stuart
  • Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach
  • Hidden Oaks Middle School, 2801 SW Martin Highway, Palm City
  • Warfield Elementary School, 15260 SW 150th Street, Indiantown

A special needs shelter for Martin County will open on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Anderson Middle School, located at 7000 SE Atlantic Ridge Drive in Stuart. This shelter includes limited medical oversight and is designed for residents with electricity-dependent needs such as oxygen.
A pet-friendly shelter will be available for residents and their dogs and/or cats at Willoughby Learning Center, located at 5150 SE Willoughby Boulevard in Stuart. It will open on Sunday at 1 p.m. and will accommodate up to 300 residents and their pets. Residents will be separated from pets but can visit to care for them. Please note: if the pet-friendly shelter experiences a loss of power, there will not be any air conditioning.

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All Martin County public schools will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Schools are anticipated to reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

In addition, Martin County beaches and parks will remain closed and unguarded until further notice.