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Indian River County prepares to open three emergency shelters

NewsIndian River County prepares to open three emergency shelters

Indian River County is the first on the Treasure Coast to announce plans for its emergency shelters as it watches the approach of Subtropical Storm Nicole. 

Nicole could reach Category 1 hurricane strength by the time it nears the Treasure Coast later this week. It make make landfall here, forecasters say.

Indian River will open its three shelters at 7 a.m. Wednesday, officials announced Monday afternoon.

Its special-needs shelter will be at Treasure Coast Elementary; the Freshman Learning Center will accommodate the general-population shelter and the 800 wing of the Freshman Learning Center will house the county’s pet-friendly shelter shelter. 

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For information, call the county’s Citizen Hotline, 772-226-4000, beginning 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

Martin and St. Lucie counties yet to announce shelter plans.

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