Osceola County hurricane evacuations, shelters and sandbag locations

Central Florida preps for Hurricane Irma

Sandbags being filled in Kissimmee          [PHOTO: WKMG/TEE TAYLOR]
Sandbags being filled in Kissimmee [PHOTO: WKMG/TEE TAYLOR]

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Florida officials are preparing residents for the worst, as Hurricane Irma’s path is still uncertain on how it will affect the Sunshine State.

As Osceola County and city officials announce sandbag locations, shelters and evacuations, that information will be updated in this story below. Other announcements and important information from officials will also be included.

Sandbag locations

Osceola County residents will be provided materials to fill and make sand bags at several locations beginning Wednesday from noon until 7 p.m. Help will be available at all locations for those unable to fill the bags themselves. There is a 25-bag limit per household.

All Osceola County residents:

Road & Bridge Department -- 3850 Old Canoe Creek Road in Saint Cloud, 34769
Road & Bridge Department -- 1698 S. Hoagland Boulevard in Kissimmee, 34741
Poinciana Library -- 101 N. Doverplum Avenue in Poinciana, 34758
Osceola Heritage Park -- 1 Heritage Park Way in Kissimmee, 34744
Archie Gordon Memorial Park (BVL) -- 420 Buenaventura Boulevard in Kissimmee, 34743
Kenansville Community Center -- 1178 S. Canoe Creek Road in Kenansville, 34739
Holopaw Community Center -- 8801 Community Center Road in Holopaw, 34773 
Celebration Library -- 305 Campus Street in Celebration 34747

Kissimmee residents:

The corner of Mabbette Street & Alaska Avenue (across from the YMCA). To access the site, residents must enter and follow signage from MLK Boulevard near the intersection of Thacker Avenue.

Up to 12 bags per household. Photo ID required.

St. Cloud residents:

O.P. Johnson Park at 324 Georgia Ave.

Up to 15 bags per household. Photo ID or city utility bill required. Bring your own shovel.

Osceola County shelters

General population:

Poinciana Academy of the Fine Arts
4201 Rhododendron Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34758

Ventura Elementary
275 Waters Edge Dr
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Kissimmee Middle (Pet Friendly)
2410 Dyer Blvd
Kissimmee, FL

Liberty High (Pet Friendly)
4250 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Harmony High  (Pet Friendly)
3601 Arthur J Gallagher Blvd
St. Cloud, FL 34771

Celebration High
1809 Celebration Ave
Celebration, FL 34747

Chestnut Elementary 
4300 Chestnut St.
Poinciana, FL 34759

Horizon Middle 
2020 Ham Brown Rd
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Narcoossee Middle School 
2700 N Narcoossee Rd
St. Cloud, FL 34771

Central Ave. Elementary (Overflow for Special Needs Patients)
500 W. Columbia Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34741

Special needs:

Barney E. Veal Center
700 Generation Point Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34744

Oak Leaf Landing – (Shelter for Alzheimer's Patients)
2350 N. Central Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34741

St. Cloud Community Center
3101 17th Street, St
St. Cloud, FL 34769

Evacuation routes and announcements

County officials announced Sunday that a curfew would be in effect from 7 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to find their evacuation zone and route by county determined by the Florida Division of Emergency management in case of evacuations.