Eastern NC Red Cross, community partners open shelters, brace for Hurricane Dorian
Red Cross and community partner shelters are opening in Eastern North Carolina in preparation of Hurricane Dorian.
Shelters will continue open and be updated.
“As we watch the storm come closer to the East Coast, our thoughts are with our neighbors. The Red Cross stands ready to serve our community, and we encourage everyone to finalize their safety plans now,” said Barry Porter, regional CEO of the Red Cross of Eastern NC.
Red Cross and Community Partner Shelters:
- Bertie County:
Bertie County High School – Opens Sept 5 at 12 p.m.
715 US Highway 13 North
Windsor, NC 27983
Colerain Elementary School – Opens Sept 5 at 12 p.m.
202 North Academy Street
Colerain, NC 27924
West Bertie Elementary School – Opens Sept 5 at 12 p.m.
3734 Governor’s Road
Kelford, NC 27847
- Beaufort County:
Washington High School – Opens Sept 5 at 8 a.m.
400 Slatestone Rd, Open
Washington, NC 27889
- Bladen County:
West Bladen High (Medical Needs) – Opens Thursday, Sept 5 at 8 a.m.
1600 NC 410 Hwy
Bladenboro, NC 28320
East Bladen High (Pet Friendly) – Opens Thursday, Sept 5 at 8 a.m.
5600 NC 87 Hwy
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
Bladen Lakes Primary School – Opens Thursday, Sept 5 at 8 a.m.
9554 Johnsontown Road
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
East Arcadia School – Opens Thursday, Sept 5 at 8 a.m.
21451 NC Hwy 87 East
Riegelwood, NC 28456
- Brunswick County:
South Brunswick High School (Pet-Friendly) – Opened Sept 4 at 8 a.m.
280 Cougar Rd.
Southport, NC 28461
North Brunswick High School (Pet-Friendly) – Opened Sept 4 at 8 a.m.
114 Scorpion Dr NE
Leland, NC 28451
West Brunswick High School (Pet-Friendly) – Opened Sept 4 at 8 a.m.
550 Whiteville Rd NW
Shallotte, NC 28470
- Carteret County:Newport Middle School – Opened Sept 4 at 12 p.m.
500 East Chatham Street
Newport, NC 28570
- Chowan County
John A. Holmes High School – Opens TBA on Sept 5
600 Woodard Street
Edenton, NC 27932
Chowan Middle School (Pet-Friendly) – Opens TBA on Sept 5
2845 Virginia Road
Tyner, NC 27980
- Columbus County:
Guideway School – Opened Sept. 4, at 8 a.m.
11570 Swamp Fox Hwy
East Tabor City NC 28463
East Columbus HS – Opened Sept. 4, at 8 a.m.
32 Gator Lane Lake
Waccamaw, NC 28450
West Columbus HS – Opened Sept. 4, at 8 a.m.
729 Andrew Jackson Hwy. SW
Cerro Gordo, NC 28430
South Columbus HS – Opened Sept. 4, at 8 a.m.
40 Stallion Drive
Tabor City, NC 28463
Edgewood Elm. (Pet Friendly) – Opened Sept. 4, at 8 a.m.
317 East. Calhoun St.
Whiteville, NC 28472
- Craven County:
Havelock High School – Opened Sept. 4, at 4 p.m.
101 Webb Blvd.
Havelock, NC 28352
Ben D. Quinn Elementary School (Pet Friendly) – Opened Sept. 4, at 4 p.m.
4275 Martin Luther King Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562
Creekside Elementary- Opened Sept. 4, at 4 p.m.
2790 Landscape Dr.
New Bern, NC 28562
Farm Life Elementary School – Opened Sept. 4, at 4 p.m.
2000 Farm Life Ave.
Vanceboro, NC 28586
- Dublin County:
Wallace-Rose Hill High School – Opened Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.
602 High School Road
Teachey, NC 28464
Beulaville Elementary School – Opened Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.
138 Lyman Rd
Beuaville, NC 28518
North Duplin Elementary School – Opened Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.
157 N. Dublin School Rd
Mt. Olive, NC 28365
James Kenan High School (Pet-Friendly) – Opened Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.
1241 NC 24 and 50 Hwy
Warsaw, NC 2898
- Durham County:
Sears – Northgate Mall (Pet-Friendly) – Open
1620 Guess Road
Durham, NC 27701
- Gates County:
John A. Holmes High School – Opening Sept 5 at 5 p.m.
600 Woodard Street
Edenton, NC 27932
- Jones County:
Jones County Civic Center – Opened Sept 4 at 5 p.m.
832 NC Hwy 58
Trenton, NC 28585
- Lenoir County:
Lenior Community College – Opens Sept 5 at 7 a.m.
231 Hwy. 58 S.
Kinston, NC 28504
- Nash County:
Nash Community College – Opened Sept 4 at 5 p.m.
522 N. Old Carriage Rd
Rocky Mount, NC 27802
- New Hanover County:
Blair Elementary on Blair School Road (Pet Friendly) – Opened Sept 4 at 10 a.m.
6510 Market St.
Wilmington, NC 28405
Codington Elm. – Opened Sept 4 at 10 a.m.
4321 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
Dorthey B. Johnson Pre-K Center- – Opened Sept 4 at 10 a.m.
1100 McRae St,
Wilmington, NC 28401
Eaton Elementary School – Opened Sept 4 at 10 a.m.
6701 Gortonn Road
Wilmington, NC 28411
- Northampton County
Northampton Cultural and Wellness Center
9536 NC 305 Hwy
Jackson, NC 27845
- Onslow County:
Richlands High (Shelter) – Opens Sept 5 at 7 a.m.
8100 Richlands Hwy,
Richlands, NC 28574
Swansboro High (Shelter) – Opens Sept 5 at 7 a.m.
161 Queens Creek Rd
Swansboro, NC 2858
Dixon Middle (Shelter) – Opens Sept 5 at 7 a.m.
118 Ridge Field Ave
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Jacksonville Commons Middle School (Pet Friendly) – Opens Sept 5 at 7 a.m.
315 Commons Drive S
Jacksonville, NC 28546
- Pamlico County:
Pamlico Community College – Opened on Sept 4 at 6 p.m.
5049 NC 306 Highway South
Grantsboro, NC 28529
- Pasquotank County:
Kermit E White Graduate Center – Opens Sept 5 at 8 a.m.
1704 Weeksville Rd.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
- Pender County:
Topsail Elementary School – Opened Sept 4 at 2 p.m
Hampstead, NC 28443
Cape Fear Middle School – Opened Sept 4 at 2 p.m
Rocky Point, NC 28457
Malpass Corner Elementary School – Opened Sept 4 at 2 p.m.
4992 Malpass Corner Rd
Burgaw, NC 28425
- Pitt County:
Ayden Middle School – Opened Sept 4 at 6 p.m.
192 W 3rd St
Ayden, NC 28513
E.B. Aycock Middle School – Opened Sept 4 at 6 p.m.
1325 Red Banks Rd
Greenville NC 27858
Farmville Middle School – Opened Sept 4 at 6 p.m.
3914 Grimmersburg St
Farmville, NC 27828
Hope Middle School – Opened Sept 4 at 6 p.m.
2995 Mills Rd
Greenville, NC 27858
Wellcome Middle School – Opened Sept 4 at 6 p.m.
3101 N Memorial Dr
Greenville, NC 27834
- Robeson County – Anyone with a family member who is confined and needs transportation to shelters can call MED 1 Plus at 910-536-1026. Public transportation to the shelters through SEATS is available by calling 910-272-5873.
Purnell Swett High School – Opened Sept 4 at 5 p.m.
11344 Deep Branch Road
Maxton, NC 28364
Lumberton High School – Opened Sept 4 at 5 p.m.
3901 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28358
- Sampson County:
Clinton High School – Opened Sept 4 at 5 p.m.
340 Indian Town Rd.
Clinton, NC 28328
Union High School– Opened Sept 4 at 5 p.m.
1189 Merriott Road
Rose Hill, NC28458
Hobbton Middle School – Opened Sept 4 at 5 p.m.
12081 Hobbton Highway
Newton Grove, NC 28366
Midway High School – Opened Sept 4 at 5 p.m.
15274 Spivey’s Corner Highway
Dunn, NC 28366
Lakewood High School – Opened Sept 4 at 5 p.m.
245 Lakewood School Rd.
Salemburg, NC 28385
To find a shelter, continuously check your local county’s website, or visit redcross.org/shelter, check the Red Cross Emergency App or call 1 800-RED CROSS. Anyone who plans to stay in a Red Cross shelter should bring prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. They should also include any special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, and durable medical equipment and/or assistive technology if applicable. While Red Cross can provide medical equipment and/or assistive technology loaners, it may take a little time depending on inventory on hand and availability of delivery systems to get them to the shelter.
DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY APP Download the free Red Cross Emergency App to find shelter information and weather and emergency alerts for more than 35 different situations. Red Cross apps are available in smartphone app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
HURRICANE SAFETY People living in the path of the hurricane should listen to local officials and obey any evacuation orders. As the storm passes, folks should stay informed by listening to local news or NOAA weather radio for updates. Other safety steps include:
- Know the difference between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning.
- A Hurricane Watch means conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans. Get ready to act if a warning is issued, and stay informed.
- A Hurricane Warning means conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.
- Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings: Take these alerts seriously. They often bring life-threatening flooding and dangerous winds.
- Listen to local radio, NOAA radio or TV stations for the latest information and updates and obey any evacuation orders from local officials.
- Be prepared to evacuate quickly. You can find shelters by visiting redcross.org or by downloading the free Red Cross Emergency App.
- Fill your car’s gas tank in case an evacuation notice is issued.
- Build an emergency kit that contains supplies for about three days, to include a gallon of water per person per day, non-perishable food, a flashlight and extra batteries, a first aid kit, medications and copies of important documents. Remember items for young children such as diapers, and family members with special medical needs.
- Follow evacuation orders.
- Don’t forget your pets. Bring them indoors and maintain direct control of them. Prepare an emergency kit for your pets, including sturdy leashes or pet carriers, food and water, bowls, cat litter and pan, and photos of you with your pet in case they get lost. Additional pet safety tips are available.
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