Refuges of Last Resort
Monroe County opened four refuges of last resort due to the challenges of evacuating all Keys residents and the life-threatening winds and dangerous storm surge expected from Hurricane Irma.
The following refuges of last resort opened at 7 a.m. on Saturday. No services will be available at those sites. And, they only will be open until tropical storm force winds subside. Pets are allowed.
These refuges of last resort are only to provide a safe location to ride out the storm rather than to be stuck in a vehicle or structure that is unsafe. They will close again after the unsafe weather conditions have passed. They are not recovery shelters.
The refuges of last resort are:
Coral Shores HS; 89951 Overseas Hwy; Plantation Key FL 33036 (MM89.9 ocean side)
Marathon HS; 350 Sombrero Road; Marathon, FL 33050 (MM 50 ocean side)
Sugarloaf School; 225 Crane Blvd.; Sugarloaf Key, FL (MM 19 gulf side)
Key West HS; 2100 Flagler Ave.; Key West, FL 33040 (MM 2)