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Polk County Shelters to Open Tuesday, Sept. 27


Published on Sep 26, 2022


Bartow, Fla. (September 26, 2022) – Based on the current track and estimated time of arrival in Polk County of Hurricane Ian, the following public shelters will be open on Tuesday, September 27 at 12:00 p.m.:

Horizons Elementary School 1700 Forest Lake Dr, Davenport
Sleepy Hill Elementary School 2285 Sleepy Hill Rd, Lakeland
R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School 5500 Yates Rd, Lakeland
Chain Of Lakes Elementary School 7001 Hwy 653, Winter Haven
Mulberry Middle School 500 SE Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Mulberry
Spessard Holland Elementary  2342 E.F. Griffin Rd, Bartow
Auburndale High School 1 Bloodhound Trail, Auburndale
Citrus Ridge Academy 1775 Sand Mine Rd, Davenport
George Jenkins High School 6000 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland
Highlands Grove Elementary 4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland
Kathleen High School 1100 Red Devil Way, Lakeland
Lake Marion Creek Middle School 3055 Lake Marion Creek Dr, Poinciana
Winter Haven High School 600 6th St SE, Winter Haven

Special Needs shelters will also open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, for those residents with special medical needs. Polk County Emergency Management’s Special Needs Program is designed to provide shelter and/or transportation for residents with medical or physical conditions and/or dependent on medical electrical equipment who require assistance during an emergency. The Special Needs shelters are located at:

FDOH Polk Specialty Care Unit 1255 Brice Blvd., Bartow
McKeel Academy 1810 W. Parker St., Lakeland
Ridge Community High School 500 Orchid Dr., Davenport

Pet friendly shelters that will be open Tuesday, September 27 at 12:00 p.m. will be at 

Tenoroc High School 4905 Saddle Creek Rd., Lakeland
Lake Region High School 1995 Thunder Road, Eagle Lake
Haines City High School 2800 Hornet Drive, Haines City

Pet owners must bring shot records for their pets, an airline-approved carrying case or crate and pet food.

Según la trayectoria actual y la hora estimada de llegada al condado de Polk del huracán Ian, los siguientes refugios públicos estarán abiertos el martes 27 de septiembre a las 12:00 p.m.:

Horizons Elementary School 1700 Forest Lake Dr, Davenport
Sleepy Hill Elementary School 2285 Sleepy Hill Rd, Lakeland
R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School 5500 Yates Rd, Lakeland
Chain Of Lakes Elementary School 7001 Hwy 653, Winter Haven
Mulberry Middle School 500 SE Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Mulberry
Spessard Holland Elementary  2342 E.F. Griffin Rd, Bartow
Auburndale High School 1 Bloodhound Trail, Auburndale
Citrus Ridge Academy 1775 Sand Mine Rd, Davenport
George Jenkins High School 6000 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland
Highlands Grove Elementary 4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland
Kathleen High School 1100 Red Devil Way, Lakeland
Lake Marion Creek Middle School 3055 Lake Marion Creek Dr, Poinciana
Winter Haven High School 600 6th St SE, Winter Haven

Los refugios para necesidades especiales también abrirán a las 7 a.m. del martes, para aquellos residentes con necesidades médicas especiales. El Programa de Necesidades Especiales del Manejo de Emergencias del Condado de Polk está diseñado para proporcionar refugio y / o transporte para residentes con condiciones médicas o físicas y / o dependientes de equipos eléctricos médicos que requieren asistencia durante una emergencia. Los refugios para necesidades especiales están ubicados en:

FDOH Polk Specialty Care Unit 1255 Brice Blvd., Bartow
McKeel Academy 1810 W. Parker St., Lakeland
Ridge Community High School 500 Orchid Dr., Davenport