Hurricane Matthew Indian River Mandatory Evacuations

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for the following areas in Indian River County starting at 8:00 AM on Thursday, October 6th:
· Barrier island
· Mobile/manufactured homes
Low-lying areas
Sub-standard housing

***Out of an abundance of caution and with a shift in the track towards the west, a voluntary evacuation is suggested for all areas east of U.S. #1 up to the Intracoastal Waterway*** starting at 8:00 AM on Thursday, October 6th.

If you live in an evacuation area, your best shelter choice is the home of a friend or relative who is located outside the evacuation area. Your next alternative is to leave the area and stay in a hotel/motel. Your last shelter option is to utilize one of the following public shelters, which will open at 8:00 Thursday morning:

Freshman Learning Center (General Population) 1507 19th Street, Vero Beach
Oslo Middle School (General Population) 480 20th Avenue SW, Vero Beach
Sebastian River Middle School (General Population) 9400 C.R. 512, Sebastian
Liberty Magnet School (Pet-Friendly Shelter) 6850 81st Street, Vero Beach
Treasure Coast Elementary School (Special Needs Shelter) 8955 85th Street, Sebastian

*** You are urged to rush your preparations to completion and settle in to your shelter choice as soon as possible tomorrow.***

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