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Local Shelters Remain Open After Storm

Days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, 24 public shelters still remain open across six counties in the Tampa Bay area.

Fifteen of the open facilities are special-needs assistance shelters.

Local counties with open shelters include Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, the Florida Division of Emergency Management reports that more than 10,000 people remain in 118 shelters across the state.

Hillsborough County

USF Sun Dome; 4201 Fowler, Tampa, FL 33602; Special Needs

Hyde Park Presbyterian Church; 1306 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606; General

Strawberry Crest High School; 4691 Gallagher Rd, Dover, FL 33527; Special Needs

Hillsborough Community College The Regent Center; 6437 Watson Rd, Riverview, FL 33578; Special Needs

Manatee County

Freedom Elementary School; 9515 E State Rd 64, Bradenton, FL 34212; General

Nolan Middle; 6615 Greenbrook Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34202; Special Needs

Pasco County

Mike Fasano Regional Center; 11611 Denton Ave, Hudson, FL 34667; Special Needs

Wiregrass Ranch High School; 2909 Mansfield Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543; Special Needs

Pinellas County

Oak Grove Middle School; 1370 S Belcher Rd, Clearwater, FL 33764; Special Needs

Dunedin Community Center; 1920 Pinehurst Rd, Dunedin, FL 34698; General

Ross Norton Rec Center; 1426 S. MLK Jr. Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756; General

Dunedin Highland Middle School; 70 Patricia Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698; Special Needs

John Hopkins Middle School; 701 16 Street South, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705; Special Needs

Polk County

Bartow Specialty Care; 1255 Brice Blvd, Bartow, FL 33830; Special Needs

Ridge Community High School; 500 Orchid Dr, Davenport, FL 33837; Special Needs

Polk County Health Dep. Specialty Care Unit; 1255 Brice Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830; Special Needs

McKeel Academy; 1810 W Parker St, Lakeland, FL 33815; Special Needs

Saint John's United Methodist Church; 1800 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884; General

Bartow Senior High School; 1270 S Broadway Ave, Bartow, FL 33830; General

Sarasota County

George Mullen Activity Center; 1602 Kramer Way, North Port, FL 34286; General

Grace United Methodist Church; 400 East Field Avenue, Venice, FL 34285; General

First Baptist; 1661 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34230; General

Cranberry Elementary School; 2775 Shalimar Terrace, North Port, FL 34286; Special Needs

Tatum Ridge Elementary; 4100 Tatum Road; Sarasota, FL 34240; Special Needs

Jackson Cardarelli is a WUSF Public Media radio news intern for fall 2017.
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