Press Release: American Red Cross Opens Evacuation Centers in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

Miami, FL (August 25, 2012) – At the request of local emergency management officials, the American Red Cross will open evacuation centers in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.  The Miami-Dade and Broward Offices of Emergency Management may open further centers, as required by hurricane conditions.

The Red Cross evacuation centers currently open in Miami-Dade are:

Michael Krop Sr. High*

1410 County line Rd., Miami, FL33179


Booker T. Washington High School

1200 NW 6th Ave., Miami, FL  33136


Robert Morgan Tech

18180 SW 122 Ave., Miami, FL33177


In Broward County (scheduled to open at 7pm tonight):

Rock Island Elementary

1701 N.W. 23rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

ArthurAsheMiddle School (Special needs shelter)
1701 N.W. 23rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Millennium Middle School*
5803 NW 94th Ave., Tamarac, FL 33321

*Pet-Friendly Shelter, only pre-registration pets are accepted.

Please call your respective county at 3-1-1 for any questions regarding shelters and hurricane preparation.


Suggested items to bring to a Red Cross Hurricane Evacuation Center:

  • Drinking water                                                        
  • Non-perishable food
  • Baby food and diapers
  • Battery-operated radio, one flashlight per person, extra batteries
  • Prescription medicine
  • Blankets, pillows, and/or sleeping bags
  • Car keys
  • First Aid Kits
  • Identification and valuable papers
  • Toiletries
  • Change of clothing
  • Cards, games and books


DO NOT bring the following:

  • Pets to a non-pet-friendly shelter, unless it is a service animal   
  • Firearms
  • TVs
  • Furniture
  • Alcohol, drugs


For a full list of essential supplies that should be in your emergency kit, visit  or download the Hurricane App at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android – just search for American Red Cross Hurricane App.


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About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit

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