- Mobile, manufactured and modular homes and recreational vehicles
- Low lying, and flood prone areas
- Special needs
- Those who do not feel safe by themselves
If you have no choice but to go to a shelter, do not leave your home until officials announce that the shelter is open. Information about shelters that are open in your area will be available through newspapers, television, radio, and Emergency Management. Shelters do not have cots, blankets, or other supplies. You will need to bring your own. Locations can change quickly, so stay informed.
Please bring the following:
- Identification such as a driver’s licenses
- Bedding (cot, air mattress, blanket, pillow)
- Food and water
- Extra baby food or formula
- Toiletries (tooth brush and paste, body soap, etc.)
- Games or sources of entertainment
- If pet friendly, please bring all necessary supplies for your pet
Please DO NOT bring:
- Illegal drugs
Please remember to check before proceeding to a shelter. Not all shelters are opened during an event. Please call the Citizen Information Line (352-569-3190) to confirm that they are accepting evacuees before going to a shelter.
Sumter County General Population Shelters
Sumter Fairgrounds 7620 SR 471 Webster, FL 33597 - Pet friendly shelter. All pets must be crated.
South Sumter High School 706 N. Main St., SR 475 Bushnell, FL 33513
- Pet friendly shelter.
All pets must be crated.
Wildwood Elementary School 300 Huey Street Wildwood, FL 34785
Webster Elementary School 349 S Market Blvd. SR 471 Webster, FL 33597
Center Hill Recreation Center 74 S. Virginia Avenue Center hill, FL 33514
- Wildwood Community Center
6500 Powell Road
Wildwood, FL 34785
- You must be accepted into the Sumter County Special Needs program to evacuate to this shelter.
- Know if and when to evacuate
- You might not need to evacuate if you live in a site-built structure, not located in the area subject to flooding. The evacuation order may not apply to you.
- If you live in a mobile home, even if it’s well away from the water and tied down, wind could pose a threat to your safety.
- If you feel that you must evacuate, please make sure that you do so far enough in advance. Just remember that the Florida Turnpike and I-75 merge in Wildwood, and everyone south of Sumter County will have the same idea as you.
- Call 511 Traveler Information System (or visit FL511.com) before you leave, to receive up-to-date traffic information. You can also download the free Florida 511 mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices.