Emergency Shelter Information

If there is an impending hurricane, shelter information will be available by calling 3-1-1. It will also be available through the local media, including television and radio.

Special Needs

Those who have special needs should enroll in the Alachua County Special Needs Registry. The county will arrange for transportation and shelter for those who are enrolled in the registry. To enroll, call 352-264-6500.


Service animals are allowed at emergency shelters.

Shelter Locations (currently no shelters are open)

Special Needs Shelters (currently no shelters are open)

Gainesville Senior Center - 5701 NW 34th St., Gainesville
Westwood Middle School - 3215 NW 15th Ave., Gainesville
Buchholz High School - 5510 NW 27th Ave., Gainesville
Rawlings Elementary School - 3500 NE 15th St., Gainesville
Williams Elementary School - 1245 SE 7th Ave., Gainesville

General Population Shelters (currently no shelters are open)

Martin Luther King (MLK) Center - 1028 NE 14th St., Gainesville
Talbot Elementary School - 5701 NW 43rd St., Gainesville
Eastside High School - 1201 SE 45th Terrace, Gainesville
Meadowbrook Elementary School – 11525 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville
Alachua Elementary School - 13800 NW 152nd Place, Alachua
Santa Fe High School - 16213 NW US Hwy 441, Alachua
Archer Community School - 14533 SW 170th St., Archer
Chiles Elementary School - 2525 School House Rd., Gainesville
Kanapaha Middle School - 5005 SW 75th St., Gainesville
Shell Elementary School - 21633 SE 65th Ave., Hawthorne
High Springs Community School - 1015 N Main, High Springs
Easton Newberry Sports Complex – 24880 NW 16th Ave., Newberry
Oak View Middle School - 1203 SW 250th St., Newberry