Shelter openings in Escambia County vary with each emergency. Openings will be announced through all means possible, including local media outlets, press conferences and public meetings. Do not go to a shelter until you have verified that it is open.
For a complete list of shelters during a disaster, visit the Escambia County Storm Center.
- Smoking is not permitted inside the shelter. A designated smoking area will be identified outdoors, weather permitting.
- Individuals who do not follow the shelter rules will be removed.
- Escambia County and its partner agencies will not be responsible for any lost personal belongings or equipment. Personal belongings or equipment brought to the shelter should be marked with your name.
- Do not bring weapons of any sort (knives, guns, etc). Alcohol is not permitted at the shelter. Weapons and alcohol will be confiscated by shelter staff and either turned over to law enforcement or disposed of.