Time running out for those seeking shelter against Hurricane Ian

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — With Hurricane Ian less than 24 hours away from making landfall, officials have announced a number of shelters opening in Orange County.


Those will be especially important to those living in low-lying areas in Orange County.

Residents in need of shelter are encouraged to get their bags packed tonight.

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The National Weather Service is projecting 12-18 inches of rain.

Orange County Fire Rescue crews will be out at mobile homes on Wednesday warning people.

County emergency management officials said those seeking shelter should plan for five to seven days to have everything they need, including pet food, medication and bedding.

READ: Orange County shelters prepare to open as Ian looms

Apopka High School’s shelter will open at 8 a.m. tomorrow, and the other shelters will open at 9 a.m.

There will be two special-needs shelters: one at Olympia High School and one at University High School.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.