Marion County Urges Evacuation for East Side Residents

Hurricane Matthew Update, Emergency

MARION COUNTY – Marion County officials are urging anyone who lives on the east end of the county in a non-site-built home (mobile home) to evacuate to one of the provided shelters due to the recent change and new stronger wind advisories as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

A list of the shelters available in Marion County are listed below:

[su_row][su_column size=”1/3″]Belleview Middle School
10500 SE 36th Avenue
Belleview, Florida 34420
Special Needs & General Public.
Opens at 6:00 pm Thursday[/su_column] [su_column size=”1/3″]Vanguard High School
7 NW 28th Street
Ocala, Florida 34475
Pet-Friendly. General Public.
Opens at 6:00 pm Thursday[/su_column] [su_column size=”1/3″]MCSO Multi-Purpose Room
692 NW 30th Avenue, Ocala
General Public. No Pets.
Open Now[/su_column][/su_row]


If you are going to a pet-friendly shelter, officials ask that you bring your pet’s food, proof of updated vaccination information, and any supplies you need for your pets. Pets must be kept in cages and pet owners must remain with their pets, no drop offs.

For more information, contact the Marion County Citizen Information Line by calling (352)369-7500. You can also sign up for text and email notifications at

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