Hurricane Irma: Mandatory evacuations for Goodland, Everglades City, Chokoloskee

In this satellite image released by NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Hurricane Irma reaches Puerto Rico on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. A decadelong lucky streak of decent weather that helped rescue one of Florida's biggest home insurers from collapse could come to a wet, violent end if predictions about Hurricane Irma prove true.

Collier County has announced mandatory evacuations for Goodland, Everglades City and Chokoloskee.

They mark the first three communities to be evacuated in Collier County for Hurricane Irma.

Evacuations go into effect 1 p.m. Friday.

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The county said it is also "strongly urging" everyone who lives in a mobile home to find shelter.

The county will open shelters at the following locations: 

  • Immokalee High School, 701 Immokalee Drive (no pets)
  • Immokalee Middle School 401 N. 9th St. (pets allowed)
  • Cypress Palm Middle School, 4255 18th Ave. NE, (pets allowed)
  • North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, (pets allowed – please note that due to preregistration, this shelter is full and will not accept anyone who is not already registered)
  • Gulf Coast High School, 7878 Shark Way, (no pets)
  • Oak Ridge Middle School, 14975 Collier Blvd., (no pets)
  • Lely High School, 1 Lely High School Blvd., (no pets)
  • Palmetto Ridge High School, 1655 Victory Lane, (special needs only, for electrically dependent or bed ridden pre-registered clients who require nursing care. A family member or caregiver is asked to accompany the special needs person at the shelter.)