Hurricane Dorian Update 5: St. Lucie County to Open Shelters Sept. 1

Hurricane Dorian Update 5: St. Lucie County to Open Shelters Sept. 1

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Hurricane Dorian is expected to impact St. Lucie County with tropical storm force winds and heavy rain bands for a prolonged time frame Monday, Sept. 2 through Tuesday, Sept. 3.


Mandatory evacuations are not being issued for St. Lucie County residents. However, residents in low-lying coastal areas, manufactured homes/mobile homes and on the barrier island are encouraged to evacuate. You will not need a re-entry placard to enter the island after the storm.


St. Lucie County’s Public Safety staff, in cooperation with St. Lucie Public Schools and the America Red Cross, will open shelters on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m., ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Special Needs Shelter

= 5 Havert L. Fenn, 2000 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34982

Pet-Friendly Shelter

= 5 Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce, FL 34947

General Population Shelter

= 5 Fort Pierce Central High School, 4101 S 25th St., Fort Pierce, FL 34981

Meeting Cancelations

The St. Lucie County Board of County Commission meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 3 and the Code Compliance meeting for Wednesday, Sept. 4 have been canceled.

Public Information Lines

Public Information Line – 772-460-HELP (4357) – will be open Sunday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please reserve 911 for emergency calls.

For more information about St. Lucie County’s preparations and precautionary measures visit: or on social media @StLucieGov.

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