Hopefully, Hurricane Irma won't impact the Florida Panhandle severely enough that residents will need to leave their homes, but if that does happen, local emergency management officials will give word on when and if local emergency shelters are activated. Please note that some shelters may not be utilized, so be sure to check back here for updates should the need for shelters arise. Here are facilities listed with Holmes and Washington County EOCs as emergency shelters:

Holmes County

Poplar Springs School - for special need patients and general population.

New Hope Fire Station - for general population.

Washington County

Roulhac Middle School (815 capacity)

Chipley High School (789 capacity)

Vernon Middle School (1204 capacity)

Vernon High School (1547 capacity)

Roulhac Middle School 5th Grade Wing (Building 12) - for special needs (144 capacity)