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Martin County Recommends Voluntary Evacuations, Will Open Shelters Wednesday

Martin County - Tuesday November 8, 2022: Martin County officials have announced voluntary evacuations beginning 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9 in conjunction with shelter openings. Voluntary evacuations apply to Evacuation Zones A&B, which includes residences on the barrier islands (Hutchinson Island and Jupiter Island), Sewall’s Point and manufactured/mobile homes, as well as homes in low-lying, vulnerable areas.

Residents who need transportation assistance to a shelter are encouraged to call the Community Information Line at 772-287-1652.

What to Bring?

• 3-5 days of non-perishable food (for those with special diets)
• Water, medication, clothing, toiletries, snacks
• Bedding, pillows, cot, sleeping bag
• Identification, important documents, cash, flashlight
• Books, magazines and quiet toys for kids
• For infants: Food, supplies, diapers, blankets, bedding, clothing

What Not to Bring?

• Pets (except at the pet-friendly shelter)
• Drugs/alcohol
• Firearms


Evacuation shelters will open on Wednesday, November 9 at 8 a.m. Residents are encouraged to consider other options before deciding to go to a shelter.

• Port Salerno Elementary School, 3260 SE Lionel Terrace, Stuart
• Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach
• Warfield Elementary School, 15260 SW 150th Street, Indiantown


A special needs shelter will be open on Wednesday, November 9 at 8 a.m. at Anderson Middle School, located at 7000 SE Atlantic Ridge Drive in Stuart. This shelter includes limited medical oversight and is designed for residents with electricity-dependent needs such as oxygen. Pre-registration is required online at or by calling 772-287-1652.


A pet-friendly shelter will be available for residents and their dogs and/or cats at Willoughby Learning Center, located at 5150 SE Willoughby Boulevard in Stuart. The shelter will open on Wednesday, November 9 at 8 a.m. and will accommodate up to 300 residents and their pets. Residents will be separated from pets but can visit to care for them. Please note: if the pet-friendly shelter experiences a loss of power, there will not be any air conditioning.

What to Bring?

• Your pet
• Crate
• Shot records
• Current rabies vaccination certificate
• County animal license tags
• Medications for you and your pet if needed
• Food for you and your pet
• Cleaning supplies if necessary
• Newspaper or pet pad
• Comfort items for your pet


• Find all county information related to Tropical Storm Nicole on the county website at

• Call the Community Information Line at 772-287-1652 to have storm related questions answered between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

• Sign up to receive area-specific alerts at