Osceola County Shelters (2024)

  • Emergency Management Home
  • Emergency Orders
  • Alert Osceola
  • Local Mitigation Strategy
  • Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
  • Announcements
  • Links
  • Partners
  • EM Staff
  • Response
  • Flooding Info
  • Hazards
  • Health Care Facility Emergency Management
  • Hurricane Center
  • Intern and Volunteer Center
  • Shelters
  • Preparation
  • Situation Map
  • Special Needs Program

Emergency Management - Main Office

Hours
M - F: 8am - 5pm

Email
emdo@osceola.org

Phone
(407) 742-9000

Address

2586 Partin Settlement Road

Kissimmee, FL 34744

Contact Us

No shelters are currently open.

In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, the Emergency Operations Center will activate shelters around the County.Not all shelters will open at the same time and will open on an "as needed" basis only. Stay tuned to local television, radio, and the Osceola County EOC facebook and twitter page to receive updates on shelter openings.

COUNTY SHELTERS

Osceola County shelters will only be listed upon their activation. It is the responsibility of the citizens to check local television and radio stations, the Osceola County Citizen Information Center at (407) 742-0000, as well as your weather radio and other resources for accurate, up-to-the-minute, open shelter location information when needed.

SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM

Click here for details on our Special Needs Program. Florida Statute requires county emergency management to provide the leadership and direction to effectively care for the community of special needs individuals in times of disaster.

PET FRIENDLY SHELTERS

Osceola County Emergency Management in partnership with Osceola Animal Services, the American Red Cross, and the School District of Osceola County offers pet friendly sheltering. Only certain shelter facilities are designated as "pet friendly". As with all shelters, specific locations are announced prior to an event. However, in an effort to better help our citizen's plan and prepare for an emergency, the 3 "pet friendly" shelters are Harmony, Kissimmee Middle, and Liberty High. Emergency managers will still determine resource requirements based on the actual threat. If you intend to evacuate during a hurricane or other situation, please contact the Office of Emergency Management for specific details regarding pet friendly shelters at (407) 742-9000.

SHELTER IN PLACE

Many emergencies require you to shelter in place. Hazardous materials incidents are an example of an emergency which may require you to stay-put. Your venturing outside or going anywhere may pose a great risk to yourself or your loved ones.

When considering sheltering in place, again, you should have the necessary supplies on hand to manage your daily care. This includes food and water along with other everyday necessities. Make your disaster supply kit and keep an overstock of food-stuff items. Particularly those items that do not require cooking.

Should an event occur that requires you to shelter in place, officials will let you know at the outset on the best manner to manage the circ*mstances of the emergency.

Here is a brief list of essentials you may require:

  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Towels
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Flashlights
  • Fresh Batteries
  • Duct Tape
  • AM / FM Battery-Powered Radio
  • NOAA Weather Alert Radio
  • Activities for yourself and your children (books, games, etc...)

For more information:

'; } else { sHTML_News += '

Osceola County Shelters (1)

'; } if (e.url){ e.url = e.url.replace('/news', ''); } sHTML_News += '

'; sHTML_News += '

' + oStartDateTime.month + ' ' + oStartDateTime.date + ', ' + oStartDateTime.year + '

'; sHTML_News += '

'; sHTML_News += '

<' + 'a href="/news' + e.url + '">' + e.name + '

'; if (e.news_intro) { sHTML_News += '

' + e.news_intro + '

'; } sHTML_News += '

'; }); var iNews_CatID = 312; sHTML_News += '

View All News

'; $('#news').html(sHTML_News); $('#news').removeAttr('style'); } }); var sFAQWhere = "disabled is null OR disabled != '1'"; sFAQWhere = encodeURIComponent(sFAQWhere); $.getJSON("/resources/json/mapped_calendar_entries.php?asset_file_id=5703&orderStr=sequence ASC&whereStr=" + sFAQWhere, function(data) { if (data.faq) { var sFAQ_HTML = ''; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; $.each(data.faq, function(i, e) { if (e.answer) { sFAQ_HTML += '

'; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; sFAQ_HTML += '

<' + 'a class="faq-toggle" data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-5703" href="#' + e.calendar_entry_id + '">'; sFAQ_HTML += e.question; // sFAQ_HTML += ''; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; sFAQ_HTML += '<' + 'a class="faq-toggle" data-toggle="collapse" data-parent="#accordion-5703" href="#' + e.calendar_entry_id + '">'; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; sFAQ_HTML += ''; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; sFAQ_HTML += '

' + e.answer + '

'; sFAQ_HTML += '

'; } else { sFAQ_HTML += '

' + e.question + '

'; } }); sFAQ_HTML += '

'; $('#faq').html(sFAQ_HTML); $('#faq').removeAttr('style'); $('.faq-toggle').click(function() { var $icon = $(this).closest('.panel').find('i'); if ($icon.hasClass('fa-angle-down')) { $icon.removeClass('fa-angle-down'); $icon.addClass('fa-angle-up'); } else { $icon.removeClass('fa-angle-up'); $icon.addClass('fa-angle-down'); } }); } }); $.getJSON('/resources/json/mapped_assets.php?asset_file_id=5703', function(data) { if (data.images) { var sHTML_Image = '

'; $.each(data.images, function(i, e) { if (e.title) { sHTML_Image += ''; } else { sHTML_Image += ''; } }); sHTML_Image += '

'; $('#images').html(sHTML_Image); $('#images').removeAttr('style'); $('#images').fancygallery({navigation: 'pagination', titleHoverEffect: 'none', rowOffset: 25, thumbWidth: 110, thumbHeight: 75}); } if (data.documents) { if (data.documents.length >= 1) { sHTML_Doc = '

Documents

Click on the document(s) below to view.

'; } else { sHTML_Doc = ''; } nDocInc = 0; $.each(sortJSON(data.documents, "display_rank"), function(i, e) {var descript = "";var showmethedoc = true;if(e.description){descript = e.description;if(e.description.indexOf("|||") !== -1){ var enddate = new Date(e.description.split("|||")[1]);descript = e.description.split("|||")[0]; if(enddate < new Date()) { showmethedoc = false; }}}if(showmethedoc){ var sIconURL = ''; if (e.url.toLowerCase().indexOf('.pdf') !== -1) { sIconURL = '/resources/img/fileicons/PDF_32x32.png'; sFileTag = 'Osceola County Shelters (2)'; } else if (e.url.toLowerCase().indexOf('.doc') !== -1) { sIconURL = '/resources/img/fileicons/word_32x32.png'; sFileTag = 'Osceola County Shelters (3)'; } else if (e.url.toLowerCase().indexOf('.ppt') !== -1) { sIconURL = '/resources/img/fileicons/jt-icon-ppt.png'; sFileTag = 'Osceola County Shelters (4)'; } else if (e.url.toLowerCase().indexOf('.xls') !== -1) { sIconURL = '/resources/img/fileicons/jt-icon-excel.png'; sFileTag = 'Osceola County Shelters (5)'; } else { sFileTag = ''; } if (nDocInc === 0 || nDocInc % 2 === 0) { sHTML_Doc += '

'; } sHTML_Doc += '

'; sHTML_Doc += '

<' + 'a href="' + e.url + '">' + sFileTag + '

'; if (e.title) { sHTML_Doc += '

<' + 'a target="blank" href="' + e.url + '">' + e.title + '

'; } else { sHTML_Doc += '

<' + 'a target="blank" href="' + e.url + '">' + e.name + '

'; } if (e.description) { sHTML_Doc += '

' + descript + '

'; } if (e.publish_date) { var oDocDate = timeConverter(e.publish_date); sHTML_Doc += '

' + oDocDate.month + ' ' + oDocDate.date + ', ' + oDocDate.year + '

'; } sHTML_Doc += '

'; if (nDocInc % 2 !== 0) { sHTML_Doc += '

'; } nDocInc++;} }); $('#docs').html(sHTML_Doc); $('#docs').removeAttr('style'); } }); function timeConverter(UNIX_timestamp) { var a = new Date(UNIX_timestamp * 1000); var date = {}; var months = ['Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec']; date.year = a.getFullYear(); date.month = months[a.getMonth()]; date.date = a.getDate(); date.hour = a.getHours(); date.min = a.getMinutes(); date.sec = a.getSeconds(); return date; } });

'; sMapListHTML += '

'; sMapListHTML += '

'; sMapListHTML += '

'; sMapListHTML += '

'; sMapListHTML += '

'; if (e.addressstreet1 || e.contactphone1 || e.contacthours) { sMapListHTML += '

'; } else { sMapListHTML += '

'; } sMapListHTML += '

'; if (e.addressstreet1) { sMapListHTML += e.addressstreet1; } if (e.addressstreet2) { sMapListHTML += '
' + e.addressstreet2; } if (e.addresscity && e.addressstate && e.addresszipcode) { sMapListHTML += '
' + e.addresscity + ', '; sMapListHTML += e.addressstate + ' '; sMapListHTML += e.addresszipcode; } sMapListHTML += '

'; if (e.contactphone1) { sMapListHTML += '

'; sMapListHTML += 'Phone: ' + e.contactphone1 + ''; sMapListHTML += '

'; } if (e.contactemail) { sMapListHTML += '

'; sMapListHTML += 'Email: ' + e.contactemail + ''; sMapListHTML += '

'; } if (e.website) { sMapListHTML += '

'; sMapListHTML += 'Website: ' + e.website + ''; sMapListHTML += '

'; } if (e.contacthours) { sMapListHTML += '

'; sMapListHTML += 'Hours: ' + e.contacthours; sMapListHTML += '

'; } sMapListHTML += '

'; if (e.addressstreet1 || e.contactphone1 || e.contacthours) { sMapListHTML += '

'; sMapListHTML += 'View Map'; sMapListHTML += 'Directions'; sMapListHTML += '

'; } sMapListHTML += '

'; sMapListHTML += '

'; nLocCount++; }); sMapListHTML += '

'; $('#map-list').show(); $('#map-list').html(sMapListHTML); $('#map-list').before('

'); // var oLocationEntryMap = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map-canvas-0'), oMapOptions); $(document).ready(function() { // $(window).load(function() { var nApplyMapCount = 0; }); }var joekml = false; function renderMapView(oInput) { $('#map-canvas').show(); $('#map-canvas').before('

'); var nLat = 28.1787611; var nLng = -81.1527937; var oMapCenterLatLng = new google.maps.LatLng(nLat, nLng); var oBounds = new google.maps.LatLngBounds(); var oMapOptions = { center: oMapCenterLatLng, zoom: 9 }; map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('map-canvas'), oMapOptions); var sMapViewHTML = '

'; var i = 0; $.each(oInput, function(i, e) { var oMarkerLatLng = new google.maps.LatLng(e.lat, e.lng); oBounds.extend(oMarkerLatLng); //debugger; //map.fitBounds(oBounds); //console.log(e.lat + ", " + e.lng); var sInfoWindowContent = ''; sInfoWindowContent += e.name + ' '; if (e.addressstreet1) { sInfoWindowContent += '
' + e.addressstreet1; } if (e.addressstreet2) { sInfoWindowContent += '
' + e.addressstreet2; } if (e.addresscity) { sInfoWindowContent += '
'; sInfoWindowContent += e.addresscity + ', ' + e.addressstate; if (e.addresszipcode) { sInfoWindowContent += ' ' + e.addresszipcode; } } var oInfoWindow = new google.maps.InfoWindow({content: sInfoWindowContent, maxWidth: 200}); var marker = new google.maps.Marker({ map: map, position: oMarkerLatLng, title: e.name }); google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'click', function() { nCurrentZoomLevel = map.getZoom(); map.setZoom(nCurrentZoomLevel + 1); map.setCenter(marker.getPosition()); }); google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'mouseover', function() { oInfoWindow.open(map, marker); }); google.maps.event.addListener(marker, 'mouseout', function() { oInfoWindow.close(map, marker); }); if (e.kml_path && !joekml) { var ctaLayer = new google.maps.KmlLayer({ url: 'http://osceola.solodev.net' + e.kml_path }); ctaLayer.setMap(map);joekml = true; } if (e.url) { e.url = '/locations' + e.url.replace("/locations",""); } if (e.detailURL) { e.url = e.detailURL; } if (i === 0) { // '

'; } if (i % 2 === 0 && i !== 0) { sMapViewHTML += '

'; } sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; if (e.addressstreet1) { sMapViewHTML += '

'; if (e.image_url) { sMapViewHTML += 'Osceola County Shelters (6)'; } else { sMapViewHTML += 'Osceola County Shelters (7)'; } sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += ''; sMapViewHTML += e.name; sMapViewHTML += ''; sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; if (e.addressstreet1) { sMapViewHTML += e.addressstreet1; } if (e.addressstreet2) { sMapViewHTML += '
' + e.addressstreet2; } if (e.addresscity) { sMapViewHTML += '
'; sMapViewHTML += e.addresscity + ', ' + e.addressstate; if (e.addresszipcode) { sMapViewHTML += ' ' + e.addresszipcode; } } sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += 'Get Directions'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; } else { /* sMapViewHTML += '

'; // sMapViewHTML += 'Osceola County Shelters (8)'; sMapViewHTML += 'Osceola County Shelters (9)'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += '

'; sMapViewHTML += ''; sMapViewHTML += e.name; sMapViewHTML += ''; sMapViewHTML += '

'; */ } sMapViewHTML += '

'; i++; });//map.initialZoom = true;//map.fitBounds(oBounds);//google.maps.event.addListenerOnce(map, 'idle', function() { map.fitBounds(oBounds); }); sMapViewHTML += '

'; $('#map-canvas-list').show(); $('#map-canvas-list').html(sMapViewHTML);//map.fitBounds(oBounds, 10); }

Osceola County Shelters (2024)

FAQs

How do I find local homeless shelters? ›

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Find Shelter tool provides information about housing, shelter, health care, and clothing resources in communities across the country. Click on one of the categories above, enter your location, and click Search to get started.

Does Florida have homeless shelters? ›

There are a total of 77 Homeless shelters in Florida as of June 15, 2024.

Where to get sand bags in Osceola County? ›

Osceola County: Residents can pick up sandbags at Osceola Heritage Park, 1211 Shakerag Road, now thru 7 pm on Monday. Seminole County: Sandbags are available now thru 7 pm on Monday at Boombah Sports Complex, (Overflow Parking Lot), 3325 Cameron Ave, Sanford.

What to do when you have no home? ›

Find emergency housing
  1. Dial 211 for help finding emergency housing. In most areas of the U.S., dial 211 to connect with local social services and referrals for emergency housing.
  2. Find shelters near you. Check HUD's local homeless assistance list for shelters and housing in your state.
  3. Emergency housing for special groups.
Dec 15, 2023

What is the inside safe program? ›

In order to immediately begin bringing Angelenos off the street, Mayor Bass launched Inside Safe – a bold city-wide, voluntary, proactive housing-led strategy to bring people inside from tents and encampments, and to prevent encampments from returning.

What is the new homeless law in Florida? ›

—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 1365 to keep Florida's streets safe. This legislation requires counties to ensure that homeless individuals receive the mental health and drug addiction services they need while residing in a designated location off our public streets, prioritizing public safety.

What qualifies as homeless in Florida? ›

Homeless persons are those who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, or those living in shelters and temporary housing, or public and private places not designed for sleeping accommodations (e.g. on the street, in cars, in parks, etc.).

How do I get emergency housing assistance in Florida? ›

To apply for either type of help, visit your local Public Housing Agency (PHA). Some PHAs have long waiting lists, so you may want to apply at more than one PHA. Your PHA can also give you a list of locations at which your voucher can be used.

Can you fill sandbags at the beach? ›

Filling sandbags at the beach or from private property, like golf courses, is illegal. Filling sandbags at beaches violates county, state, and federal laws and leads to beach erosion, which can endanger structures and homes along the beach.

What is the best sand for sand bags? ›

Bricklayer's sand contains high amounts of clay and is the best type of sand to fill sandbags. Sand can be purchased from hardware and gardening suppliers. Otherwise use garden soil if sand is not readily available. Do not use materials that water can get through, such as rocks or perlite.

What are sandbags used for in Florida? ›

Note: Sandbags are only recommended for residents who may experience flooding less than 15 inches from rain or tides. Sandbags won't stop water completely, but they can reduce the amount of water entering your home.

What to do if you become homeless in LA? ›

If you are an adult in need of shelter, please call (800) 548-6047 or click on the link to below.

How do I get emergency housing in California? ›

Call 2-1-1 in your area or view this partial list of shelters and emergency housing in California. CalWORKs Homeless Assistance includes rent and security deposit programs to help those currently homeless or facing imminent eviction.

What resources are available for homeless in California? ›

CDSS Housing and Homelessness Programs

CalWORKs HA can provide payments for temporary shelter for up to 16 cumulative calendar days, as well as payments to secure or maintain housing, including a security deposit and last month's rent, or up to two months of rent arrearages.

What is a local homeless shelter? ›

Homeless shelters are a type of service that provides temporary residence for homeless individuals and families. Shelters exist to provide residents with safety and protection from exposure to the weather while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact on the community.

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Rubie Ullrich

Last Updated:

Views: 5983

Rating: 4.1 / 5 (52 voted)

Reviews: 91% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Rubie Ullrich

Birthday: 1998-02-02

Address: 743 Stoltenberg Center, Genovevaville, NJ 59925-3119

Phone: +2202978377583

Job: Administration Engineer

Hobby: Surfing, Sailing, Listening to music, Web surfing, Kitesurfing, Geocaching, Backpacking

Introduction: My name is Rubie Ullrich, I am a enthusiastic, perfect, tender, vivacious, talented, famous, delightful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.