Indian River County emergency shelters clearing after Isaias downgraded to tropical storm

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Emergency shelters have started clearing out Sunday morning, after what was projected to be Hurricane Isaias became a tropical storm overnight and the hurricane warning was lifted. 

The schools that temporarily turned into shelters now will be cleaned and sanitized, said School District Public Information Officer Cristen Maddux.

Teachers are scheduled to report Monday to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, she said. 

“We will have (the shelters) cleaned and ready for the first day back for teachers tomorrow,” Maddux said. 

The School District opened three shelters Saturday afternoon in advance of the storm. By Sunday morning, evacuees were clearing out. 

More: Shelters opening in Indian River County as Hurricane Isaias approaches Florida

A total 38 people registered at the three shelters: a general population shelter at the Freshman Learning Center; a pet-friendly shelter at Liberty Magnet School; and a special-needs shelter at Treasure Coast Elementary. 

No one checked in to Liberty Magnet, Maddux said. There were 18 clients with two caregivers at Treasure Coast Elementary, and 18 people at the Freshman Learning Center, she said. 

No one checked in with COVID-19 symptoms or who had tested positive, she said.  

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