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Evacuations effective 1 pm for residents with pets; special needs shelters to open at 1 pm

Written by: Julie Murphy, MPIO

September 28, 2022 – Effective at 1 p.m. today, residents and visitors in mobile homes and RVs countywide


Zone A, the barrier island from Flagler Beach to Marineland, as well as the following low-lying areas in Zone B – the Bulowville neighborhoods east of John Anderson Highway and the Palm Drive and Lambert Avenue neighborhoods. Non-elevated homes in the low-lying areas of our Zone F, which is the area surrounding and near Crescent Lake and Dead Lake to include Daytona North are also in the evacuation order.

“We urge those who are going to stay with relatives, friends or at hotels to complete their evacuation by noon,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “This will clear that traffic by 1 p.m. when those who are going to shelters need to leave. They will open at 1 p.m.”

The shelter locations are:

Bunnell Elementary – General Population and Pets

305 N. Palmetto Street, Bunnell

Rymfire Elementary – Special Needs

1425 Rymfire Drive, Palm Coast

Residents utilizing shelters are encouraged to arrive by 4 p.m. and to bring their own bedding. Single/twin size inflatable mattresses are preferred due to space limitations.

All residents should bring:

  • Five-day supply of all medications
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets
  • Extra chargers and batteries for electronics
  • Headphones for music devices
  • Snacks and “comfort foods” – meals will be served
  • Important documents, including identification, medical history, and insurance
  • No weapons allowed
  • No illegal narcotics allowed
  • No alcohol allowed

Residents with pets (Bunnell Elementary only):

  • Animals must be crated
  • Animals must have current vaccination records and supplies, including medications.
  • “Pets” are dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, rodents, and turtles
  • Four (4) pet maximum
  • No snakes, reptiles, or farm animals and livestock
  • No drop-offs

Residents with special medical needs (Rymfire Elementary):

  • Special medical needs residents are those who require daily assistance with medical conditions that prevent or hinder their ability to care for themselves, as well as those who require electricity or oxygen
  • A family member or caregiver should stay at the shelter with the individual
  • Special needs shelters provide only limited medical care

Residents countywide who have special medical needs that require electricity are also welcome in the special needs shelter.

At the website, residents can sign up for the ALERTFlagler notification system, directly accessible at

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