What is a General Shelter?
A general shelter is a secure location to stay temporarily in the event of an emergency or natural/man-made disaster. When shelters are opened, they'll be announced on local radio and television broadcasts.
Please remember, using a shelter is a last resort choice. Every effort is made to provide a safe space for your protection during an evacuation, but your personal preparation is really the key to the success of your experience. Review commonly asked questions and answers regarding emergency public shelter information.
When Do Shelters Open?
Martin County will open a shelter anytime there is a need, such as a hurricane, flood, severe cold front, wildfire, or any other natural or man-made disaster. The shelter locations selected will be based on the magnitude of the disaster and the number of residents who require assistance. Not all shelters will be opened at the same time, so please monitor local radio and television broadcasts for up-to-date information.