Hurricane Irma

Dear NAMI Family & Friends,

The pending threat of IRMA to Florida will make us anxious and even nervous. It is only natural; we are all afraid of the unknown. However, I want us to stop and think for a moment. Being prepared is the best way to help overcome the stress and fear and for getting through whatever may come our way.

Please use this time to do everything in your powers to prepare for the hurricane. Let us try not to focus on the negative and unknown aspects of what MIGHT happen, but what we CAN do to avoid things from happening.

PLAN, PREPARE, and most importantly … BE SAFE!

We will be closed through Monday at this point and will be thinking of everyone and wishing everyone the best! 

Sandra Cumper,
Executive Director – NAMI Broward County

Available Shelters:

Coconut Creek Lyons Creek Middle School
4333 Sol Press Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33073 From Lyons Rd & Wiles Rd. Intersection
Drive North onto Lyons Rd.
Turn Right onto Sol Press Blvd.
Total est. time: 3 minutes
Total est. distance: 1.98 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 31 and 48

Coconut Creek Monarch High School
5050 Wiles Rd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33073 From Wiles Rd. & US 441/State Rd. 7 Intersection
Drive East onto Wiles Rd.
(between Lyons Rd. & US 441/State Rd. 7)
Total est. time: 1 minute
Total est. distance: 0.57 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 19 and 31

Coral Springs Coral Glades High School
2700 Sportsplex Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065 From Sample Rd. & University Dr. Intersection
Drive West on Sample Rd.
Turn Right onto Sportsplex Dr.
Total est. time: 8 minutes
Total est. distance: 3.38 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 34 and 83

Davie Fox Trail Elementary School
1250 Nob Hill Rd.
Davie, FL 33324 From Broward Blvd. & Nob Hill Rd. Intersection
Drive South on Nob Hill Rd.
Make a U-turn at 101st Rd. onto Nob Hill Rd.
Total est. time: 3 minutes
Total est. distance: 1.29 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 22 and 30

Fort Lauderdale Rock Island Elementary/
Atlantic Technical (Arthur Ashe)
1701 N.W. 23rd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 From I-95/Oakland Park Blvd. Exit
Take Oakland Park Blvd. West
Turn Left onto N.W. 21st Ave.
N.W. 21st Ave. becomes N.W. 23rd Ave.
Total est. time: 4 minutes
Total est. distance: 1.89 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 11 and 31

Pembroke Park Watkins Elementary School
3520 S.W. 52nd Ave.
Pembroke Park, FL 33023 From I-95/ Hallandale Bch. Blvd.
Take Hallandale Bch. Blvd. West
Turn Left onto S.W. 52nd Ave.
Total est. time: 6 minutes
Total est. distance: 2.53 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 15 and 28

 

Lauderdale Lakes Park Lakes Elementary School
3925 N. State Rd. 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 From Oakland Park Blvd. & US 441/State Rd. 7 Intersection
Drive North onto US 441/State Rd. 7.
Total est. time: 1 minute
Total est. distance: 0.67 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 19 and 441 Breeze

Miramar New Renaissance Middle School
10701 Miramar Blvd.
Miramar, FL 33025 From Pembroke Rd. & University Dr. Drive Pembroke Rd. West
Turn Left on S. Palm Ave./SW 101st Ave.
Turn Right onto S.W. 25th St./ Miramar Blvd.
Total est. time: 6 minutes
Total est. distance: 3.00 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 5, 28 and 95 Express Pembroke Pines

Miramar Everglades High School
17100 SW 48TH CT
Miramar, FL 33027 From I-75, West on Miramar Parkway
Turn Left onto SW 172nd Ave.
Turn Left onto SW 48th CT/Bass Creek Rd.
Total est. time: 4 minutes
Total est. dist: 2.10 miles
Served by BCT bus route 28

Pembroke Pines Silver Trail Middle School
18300 Sheridan St.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33331 From I-75/Sheridan St. Exit
Take Sheridan St. East
Make a U-Turn on N.W. 146th St. onto Sheridan St.
Total est. time: 6 minutes
Total est. distance: 3.66 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 7 and 23

Pembroke Pines West Broward High School
500 NW 209 Ave.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029 From I-75, West on FL-820 W/Pines Blvd.
Turn Right onto NW 209th Ave.
Total est. time: 9 minutes
Total est. dist: 6.28 miles
Served by BCT bus route: 7

Plantation Plantation Elementary School
651 N.W. 42nd Ave.
Plantation, FL 33317 From Sunrise Blvd. & US 441/State Rd. 7 Intersection
Drive South on US 441/State Rd. 7
Turn Right onto N.W. 5th St.
Turn Right onto N.W. 42nd Ave.
Total est. time: 3 minutes
Total est. distance: 1.65 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 18 and 81

Pompano Beach Pompano Beach High School
600 N.E. 13 Ave.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060 From I-95, EAST on W Atlantic Blvd./ FL-814 E
Turn LEFT onto NE 13th AVE.
Total est. time: 4 minutes
Total est. dist: 1.99 miles
Served by BCT bus routes: 10 and 42

Weston Falcon Cove Middle School
4251 Bonaventure Blvd.
Weston, FL 33332 From I-75/ Griffin Rd. Exit
Take Griffin Rd. West
Turn Right onto Bonaventure Blvd.
Total est. time: 6 minutes
Total est. distance: 3.67 miles
Served by BCT bus route: 23

Pets In Shelters

Service animals are permitted in General Population Shelters so long as the pet meets the requirements under Federal law. Visit ADA Requirements for Service Animals for additional information. However, a Pet Friendly Shelter is available for residents owning pets, not considered a service animal, and are living in evacuation areas or mobile homes. Pre-registration is required, and owners are expected to shelter with their pets and care for them. To register, call the Humane Society at 954-989-3977 .

Tamarac Pet-Friendly Shelter Only
Not a General Population Shelter
Millennium Middle School
5803 NW 94th Ave.

Tamarac, FL 33321 From Commercial Blvd. & University Drive Intersection
Take Commercial Blvd. West
Turn Right onto 94th Ave.
Make a U-turn at N.W. 93rd Ter. onto 94th Ave.
Total est. time: 4 minutes
Total est. distance: 1.93 miles
Served by BCT bus route: 55

Sand Bags Distribution Center:

Broward County:
• 200 Goolsby Blvd. in Deerfield Beach, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday (or while supplies last). Ten bags per household. Bring proof of residency (Deerfield Beach) and photo ID.