Shelters Opening In Our Area


DAUPHIN ISLAND is opening a shelter at:

Dauphin Island Methodist Church.

302 Key Street

Dauphin Island


Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the shelter.




To contact the Baldwin County Coliseum, which has been opened as a shelter, call (251) 970-4061




Mobile County to Open Shelters Saturday

Four emergency shelters will open at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning (Sat., Oct. 7) for residents of Mobile County who do not feel safe staying in their own homes. Residents who live in areas prone to flooding or storm surges and those living in mobile homes take advantage of sheltering in a safe location. One of the shelters is a special needs medical shelter.


The shelters are:

Collins-Rhodes Elementary School

5110 St. Stephens Rd.

Eight Mile


Theodore High School

6201 Swedletown Rd



The special medical needs shelter is:

Burns Middle School

6175 Girby Rd.


Those using the special medical needs shelter at Burn Middle School must have one of the following conditions:


Dependent on oxygen or life support – must bring supplies and equipment

Chemotherapy, Stage 4

Patients must bring:

- Medicines to last for 72 Hours.

- Non-perishable dietary foods

- Clothing

- Bedding for yourself and caretaker

- A Care Giver MUST come to the Medical Needs Shelter and stay with the patient.

Any Mobile County Resident needing a ride to a local shelter:

If you are in the service area of the Wave Transit use a transit bus from your regular stop and let the Wave Driver know that you need to go to a Shelter. The Wave will transfer you to a bus that will take you to the local shelter.

If you are outside of the Wave Transit Area call the following number

(251) 460-8034/8037 for a ride that will be provided by a Mobile County Public School bus to a local shelter

If you need special assistance or a bus/van with a wheelchair lift call Wave Transit at

(251) 344-5656 or (251) 344-6600. If you are going to the special medical needs shelter you will also need to bring a care giver with you the drive to the shelter and to stay with you at the shelter.


Residents are reminded to bring:



Sleeping bags or blankets

Extra clothing

Lightweight folding chairs or cots

Personal items including books and toys

A radio with personal earphones

Infant necessities

Important papers, including insurance documents

A valid ID

Cash (secured)

Cell phone (charged)


Prohibited items include:

Alcoholic beverages


Tobacco products



Shelters are for Mobile Residents with no other option for shelter or evacuation.




Shelters The following shelters will be open at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7. Please do not arrive before 8 a.m.:

Pet Friendly Shelter- Molino Park Elementary School, 899 Highway 97Special Needs Shelter Only - West Florida High School Buildings 9, 25 & 26 2400 Longleaf Drive

General Population SheltersJim Bailey Middle School, 4110 Bauer Road- Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St.- Marie Young/Wedgewood Community Center, 6405 Wagner Road

If you go to a shelter, you will need to take the following items to support you and your family:

  • A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes
  • Toiletries and personal items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags and pillows
  • ID and any important papers
  • Games, toys or books for children
  • Books for adults
  • Special items for infants or elderly family  members
  • Any special dietary needs & nonperishable foods for snacks
  • Battery-operated radio, flashlights and plenty of spare batteries
  • Prescription medications or any over-the-counter medications you normally take




  • An emergency shelter will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom Street, MiltonThis shelter is a general population, special needs and pet-friendly shelter.
  • If you have special needs, you must be pre-registered in the Special Needs Registry. If you have not already registered, call (850) 983-5360.
  • If you need transportation assistance to a shelter, call (850) 983-4636. We will only provide transportation to this designated shelter.
  • You will need the following items:
    • Personal identification
    • A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes
    • Toiletries and personal items
    • Blankets or sleeping bags
    • Special items for infants or elderly family members
    • Any special dietary needs and nonperishable foods for snacks
    • Battery operated radio, flashlights and spare batteries
    • Prescription medications or over-the-counter medications typically needed
    • Those with special needs must come with their own caregiver
    • A shelter map and additional tips can be found online
  • If you are bringing a pet, you must bring the pet's food, water, medications, crate or leash, proof of vaccinations. You must stay at the shelter with your pet. You must also bring a shelter registration form and use agreement (download below):
  • Shelters are opened to ensure your safety. They are crowded and usually uncomfortable and should be used as a last resort.


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