Warren County Emergency Shelter Information


The information contained on this page may be changed based on the type and intensity of an impending emergency.

Please check for updates in the event of an impending or ongoing emergency situation.

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, emergency shelters will be opened as needed and in coordination with the local school system, the American Red Cross, and the local government.  Red Cross and other emergency shelters are intended to provide temporary mass housing for persons displaced due to a disaster.  The shelters selected will be those most appropriate depending on the impending or occurring event.

The intent is to return evacuees to their normal living arrangements as soon as possible.

All decisions about which shelters will be used shall be made by the Emergency Services Coordinator or their designee in coordination with the American Red Cross. The decision will be based upon the location, type, severity, and duration of the disaster and how many persons are affected.

Primary Shelters

All facilities utilized as Red Cross shelters must meet certain guidelines.  The two Red Cross approved shelters are listed below as primary shelters with the capacities for each. 





Skyline High School

151 Skyline Vista Drive

Front Royal, VA  22630


Warren County Middle School


522 Heritage Drive

Front Royal, VA  22630



South Warren Fire Department

(Alternate Shelter)

3330 Stonewall Jackson Hwy

Bentonville, VA  22610     








Pet Shelters

See Preparing Your Pets for further information.



Warren County Animal Shelter

 1245 Progress Dr

Warren County Fairgrounds

 Fairground Rd & 522

Virginia Livestock

 Rivermont Dr


General Shelter Rules

The following are general Shelter Rules that will be enforced to protect all evacuees. Please check at your shelter for additional rules that may apply.

  • Evacuees are required to sign in before being officially admitted to any shelter.
  • Evacuees are responsible for their belongings.
  • Valuables should be locked in cars, or kept with the evacuees at all times.
  • The shelter is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  • No weapons are permitted in the shelter except those that may be carried by security personnel.
  • No alcohol or illegal drugs are permitted in the shelter.
  • Parents are responsible for controlling the actions and whereabouts of their children.
  • Children cannot be left unattended.
  • Noise levels should be kept to a minimum during all hours of the day.
  • Quiet hours are observed between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • “Shelter Hopping” is not permitted.
  • Please notify the shelter registrar for referral to the paramedic for any medical condition or medications.
  • Assistance in keeping the shelter neat and orderly will be greatly appreciated.
  • Pets are NOT allowed in shelters.  (Pets may be left with SPCA personnel at a designated Pet Shelter; however, food, animal Identification and any medicines are the owner's responsibility to provide.)








200 SKYLINE VISTA DRIVE FRONT ROYAL, VA 22630 OFFICE: 540-636-3830 FAX: 540-636-9986

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