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Hendry County now opens shelters for Hurricane Dorian

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 06:25:52-04

LaBELLE, Fla. -- Emergency Management officials in Hendry County have decided to open general population shelters, as Hurricane Dorian is forecast to turn to the north before making landfall in Florida.

They made the announcement Monday. The shelters are available for residents impacted by the voluntary evacuations.

They are continuing to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian, and urge residents to continue to monitor the latest weather forecasts. The following three shelters have now opened:

Clewiston High School

LaBelle Middle School

Pioneer Community Center

RELATED: Hurricane Dorian continues to move west toward the Bahamas with winds at 150 MPH

Residents are encouraged to text “HENDRYFLA” to 888777 to receive updates from Hendry County Emergency Management.
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