Orange County Government Public Information Officer

Additional Shelters Opening In Orange County

Orange County GovernmentWHAT: Orange County Government is announcing two more shelters opening today for Hurricane Ian evacuees.

WHEN: September 28, 2022

WHERE: Two more shelters will be opening this afternoon at 5 p.m. in Orange County to assist Hurricane Ian evacuees. These shelters are:

  • Timber Springs Middle School – 16001 Timber Park Lane, no pets
  • Southwest Middle School – 6450 Dr. Phillips Blvd., no pets

Earlier today changes were made to two other shelters:

  • Oak Ridge High School shelter is no longer able to take in new evacuees.
  • Memorial Middle School opened for general population, no pets.

The following shelters continue to operate and are accepting evacuees:

  • Apopka High School – Housing general population and is pet friendly.
  • Ocoee High School – Housing general population, no pets.
  • Dr. Phillips High School – Housing general population, no pets.
  • Timber Creek High School – Housing general population and is pet friendly.

For Orange County residents requiring a Special Needs/Medical Shelter please call 3-1-1.

Please refer to the website for important information on what to bring with you to a shelter and get the latest information on more shelter openings in Orange County if needed.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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