Hendry County Administrator, Charles Chapman has ordered the closure of all County offices on Thursday, September 7, 2017 and Friday, September 8, 2017.
These office closures are to ensure that County employees have ample time to prepare their own homes, property and family for the possibility of Hurricane Irma effecting our area beginning this weekend.
Further announcement on County office closures next week will be pending as information on the storm becomes available over the next few days.
Hendry County schools are also closed Thursday and Friday.
Shelters for those who need it during the event of Hurricane Irma will be open Friday,
September 8, 2017 beginning at 3pm on both sides of the County. Initial shelters will be
LaBelle Middle School and Clewiston High School. If needed, other shelters will be opened
across the County and will be named at a later time. If you plan to move to a shelter, please
bring 3 days of food and water for you and any loved ones you are bringing with you to the
WHEN: Friday, September 8, 2017 until needed
Labelle Middle School, 8000 E Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33935
Clewiston High School, 1501 Francisco St, Clewiston, FL 33440
Special Needs Shelter – West Glades School, 2500 S Co Rd 731 SW, LaBelle, FL
The special needs shelter will open at 2pm on Friday, September 8, 2017, persons in need must have a caretaker with them while staying at the shelter. Please bring enough food and water for 3 days.
Please bring your own bedding along with enough food and water for 3 days.
Sandbags are now available for public pickup. Residents will need to bring their own shovel and will be responsible for loading their own sandbags into their vehicles. Residents are asked to be courteous to their fellow Hendry residents and limit themselves to 25 sandbags. Please only take what your family needs.
Hookers Point Park is waiting on sand to be delivered and the rodeo grounds in LaBelle is waiting for additional bags. We will inform the public as soon as these materials become available.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
o North LaBelle - Bob Mason Park located on County Road 78.
o LaBelle - LaBelle Rodeo Grounds - Parking lot on State Road 29 South – Waiting for delivery of additional bags
o Felda - Felda Volunteer Fire Department – The corner of CR 830 and Willis Ranch Rd North
o Montura-Flaghole – Montura-Flaghole Fire Department - Parking lot on Avenida Del Club.
o Pioneer - Pioneer Fire Dept., 2499 Hendry Isles Blvd.
o Clewiston – Vacant field north of Health Department on Olympia Avenue
o Harlem - Harlem Community Center, 7th St, Clewiston, FL 33440
o Hookers Point - Hookers Point Park, Davidson Road –Waiting on sand delivery