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