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SLC: Transportation Being Provided to St. Lucie County Shelters for Tropical Storm Nicole

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St. Lucie County - Wednesday November 9, 2022: Transportation is being offered to St. Lucie County shelters this morning before Tropical Storm Nicole’s arrival.

Residents seeking transportation to the General Population Shelters can call 772-460-HELP (4357) today until noon (weather permitting).

Residents that need transportation to the Special Needs Shelter (Havert L. Fenn Center) can call 772-462-1778 and press 1 for reservations until noon (weather permitting).

• Special Needs Shelter: Havert L. Fenn, 2000 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce, Fla. 34982
• Pet-Friendly Shelter / General Population Shelter: Fort Pierce Westwood Academy, 1801 Panther Lane, Fort Pierce, Fla. 34947
• General Population Shelter: Treasure Coast High School, 1000 SW Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953

Based on the latest forecast of Tropical Storm Nicole, which is expected to make landfall near St. Lucie County as a Category 1 Hurricane.

St. Lucie County Public Safety officials strongly recommend residents in Zones A and B to evacuate before 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9. These areas include the barrier island, low-lying areas along the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon and those living in manufactured/mobile homes and RVs.

St. Lucie County’s evacuation zones can be found online at: https://www.stlucieco.gov/departments-and-services/public-safety/shelter-evacuation-info.

Residents in Zones A & B are encouraged to seek shelter inland with family or friends. General population shelters will be open as a refuge of last resort.

St. Lucie County Emergency Operations Center is operating at a Level 1 (full) activation. If residents have questions or concerns, they should call the St. Lucie County Public Information Lines at 772-460-4357 or 772-460-HELP, which are open today until 7 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (These hours are subject to change depending on the storm’s path).

St. Lucie County shelters are being opened in cooperation with St. Lucie Public Schools, the Florida Department of Health – St. Lucie, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Lucie County Fire District.

The potential for heavy rains and flash flooding will be in effect for the next several days. Residents can report flooding by emailing details, including street addresses and images, to flooding@stlucieco.org. If there is emergent, life-threatening flooding, please call 911. Residents are reminded to avoid driving and/or walking down flooded streets.

St. Lucie County has additional storm-related information available at www.readystlucie.org.