HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Highlands County plans to open its hurricane shelters for residents to ride out Hurricane Dorian.
Shelters in Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring will open Monday, Sept. 2 at noon, according to the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners.
A special needs shelter will also receive evacuees.
As of 1 p.m. Sunday, Dorian is closing in on the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane with winds up to 180 miles per hour. The system is forecast to move closer to Florida’s east coast late Monday through Tuesday.
Here is a list of shelters open in Highlands County:
South Florida State College
600 W College Dr, Avon Park
Lake Placid High School
202 Green Dragon Drive
Alan Jay Convention Center
781 Magnolia, Avenue
FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Bert J. Harris Agri-Civic Center
4509 George Blvd., Sebring