Shelters open doors to evacuees in Hendry County

Reporter: Morgan Rynor
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The shelters in Hendry County opened Sunday, but we have not seen any families come in yet seeking relief ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s approach. But one of the other three community shelters told us they started receiving calls from people days ago to see if they were going to open up as a shelter.

The three shelters open to the general public in Hendry are Clewiston High School, Labelle Middle School and the Pioneer Community Center. Anyone who plans on going to one of these shelters, they ask that you bring three days worth of food, water and supplies. All three shelters are pet-friendly.

The Pioneer Community Center also has a pile of sand available for people. It is that shelter in the Pioneer Community that tells us they are grateful to have a building that makes them feel secure.

“Beforehand, we never had anything like this,” Fred Bosley said. “And it’s a godsend that we have a place like this that the community to come together and feel safe.”

Again, no families have come in yet, but we did see a deputy bring in his pillow and duffel bag. It looks like he is here to stay.

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