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Stay Alert: Hurricane Florence

September 11, 2018
Press Release

Hurricane Florence is rapidly intensifying and projected to cause catastrophic damage in North Carolina and along the East Coast. North Carolinians should take all necessary precautions and monitor emergency alerts diligently and frequently. Governor Cooper has declared a State of Emergency and called on residents to take steps now to prepare for the impact of the storm.

Although it is unclear how severely the hurricane will impact the 4th district, residents should be prepared for strong tropical storm-level winds and heavy rainfall that could result in flooding, road closures, and widespread power outages. 

I encourage all 4th district residents to stay tuned to local forecasts and follow instructions from local emergency officials. It is important that you develop an emergency plan for yourself and your family members, including your pets.

Unfortunately, North Carolinians have become too familiar with storms of this magnitude, but we know that taking proper measures to prepare for the storm can mitigate its long-term effects. Please stay safe and stay prepared.

For the latest weather alerts and emergency management updates, the following resources will help monitor the storm, provide latest weather alerts, and preparedness information.

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) (includes information about emergency shelter locations and capacity)

ReadyNC

3D Interactive Floodzone Map

FEMA Emergency Supply List

Emergency Shelters

Important contact information is available below if you are in need of emergency assistance.

  • For life-threatening emergencies, please call 911. 
  • For a toll-free hotline to speak with a trained specialist, call 211. They can provide you information on shelters, evacuation routes, storm clean-up, volunteer needs, and locating food and water. The service is available 24/7.
  • For road closures, call 511.
  • For Coast Guard search and rescue, call 1-757-398-6700.
  • For additional shelter locations, visit redcross.org or call 888-892-1162.
  • For volunteer opportunities, visit nvoad.org.

If you have trouble contacting emergency officials, my staff can be reached at (202)-225-1784.

 

Here is a list of shelters opening to take in people displaced by evacuations:

  • Alamance County:
    • The Lamb's Chapel; Open
      415 Roxboro Rd.
      Haw River, NC 27258
  • Anson County:
    • Wadesboro Primary School; Open
      1542 US Highway 52 S
      Wadesboro, NC 28170
  • Beaufort County:
    • PS Jones Middle School; Open
      4105 Market Street Extension
      Washington, NC 27889
    • Washington High School; FULL
      400 Slatestone Rd.
      Washington, NC 27889
    • Beaufort County Animal Control (open only for pets belonging to individuals sheltering in Beaufort County shelters); Open
      3931 US 264 East
      Washington, NC 27889
  • Bertie County:
    • Bertie County Middle School; Open
      652 US 13N
      Windsor, NC 27983
    • Colerain Elementary School; Open 
      202 North Academy Street
      Colerain, NC 27924
    • West Bertie Elementary School; Open
      3734 Governors Rd.
      Kelford, NC 27847
  • Bladen County:
      • West Bladen High (Medical Needs and pet-friendly); Open
        1600 NC 410 Hwy.
        Bladenboro, NC 28320
      • East Bladen High; Open
        5600 NC 87 Hwy.
        Elizabethtown, NC 28337
      • Bladen Lakes School; Open
        9554 Johnsontown Road
        Elizabethtown, NC 28337
      • Elizabethtown Middle School
        1496 US Highway 701 South
        Elizabethtown, NC 28337
      • East Arcadia School; Open
        21451 NC Hwy 87 East
        Riegelwood, NC 28456
    • Brunswick County:
      • South Brunswick High School; Open
        280 Cougar Road
        Boiling Springs Lake, NC 28461
      • North Brunswick High School; Open
        114 Scorpion Dr NE
        Leland, NC 28451
      • West Brunswick High School (pet-friendly); FULL
        550 Whiteville Rd NW
        Shallotte, NC 28470
    • Carteret County:
      • Newport Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
        500 East Chatham Street
        Newport, NC 28570
    • Chatham County:
      • Chatham Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
        2025 S 2nd Avenue Ext.
        Siler City, NC 27344
      • Northwood High School (pet-friendly); Open
        310 Northwood High School Rd.
        Pittsboro, NC 27312
    • Chowan County:
      • John A. Holmes High School; Open
        600 Woodard St.
        Edenton, NC 27932
      • Chowan Middle School (Pet-Friendly); Open
        2845 Virginia Road
        Tyner, NC 27980
    • Columbus County:
      • West Columbus High School; FULL
        7294 Andrew Jackson Highway SW
        Cerro Gordo, NC 28430
      • East Columbus High School; Open
        32 Gator Lane
        Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
      • Guideway Elementary School; Open
        11570 Swamp Fox Hwy East
        Tabor City, NC 28463
      • South Columbus High School; Open
        40 Stallion Drive
        Tabor City, NC 28463
      • Edgewood Elementary School (pet-friendly); FULL
        317 E. Calhoun St.
        Whiteville, NC 28472
    • Craven County:
      • Havelock High School; Open
        101 Webb Blvd.
        Havelock, NC 28352
      • Brinson Elementary School; Open
        319 Neuse Forest Ave.
        New Bern, NC 28560
      • Benn Quinn Elementary School (pet-friendly); Open
        4275 Martin Luther King Blvd.
        New Bern, NC 28562
      • Trent Park Elementary School
        2500 Educational Drive
        New Bern, NC 28562
      • Farm Life Elementary School; CLOSED
        2000 Farm Life Ave.
        Vanceboro, NC 28586
    • Cumberland County: 
      • Mac Williams Middle School; FULL
        4644 Clinton Road 
        Fayetteville, NC 28312
      • National Guard Armory
        3555 Owen Dr.
        Fayetteville, NC 28306
        (Designated for Jones County evacuees)
      • Pine Forest High School (pet-friendly); Open 
        525 Andrews Road
        Fayetteville, NC 28311
      • Seventy-First High School; Open
        6764 Raeford Road 
        Fayetteville, NC 28304
      • Smith Recreation Center (pet-friendly); FULL
        1520 Slater Ave.
        Fayetteville, NC 28301
      • Kiwanis Recreation Center; Open
        252 Devers St.
        Fayetteville, NC
      • Southview High School (pet-friendly); Open 
        4184 Elk Road
        Hope Mills, NC 28348
      • W. T. Brown Elementary School; Open 
        2522 Andrews Church Road
        Spring Lake, NC 28390
    • Duplin County:
      • Beulaville Elementary School; Open
        214 Jones St.
        Beulaville, NC 28518
      • East Duplin High School; Open
        394 N. NC 111 Highway
        Beulaville, NC 28518
      • Kenansville Elementary School; Open
        328 Limestone Road
        Kenansville, NC 28349
      • Wallace-Rose Hill High; Open
        602 High School Rd.
        Teachey, NC 28464
      • North Duplin Elementary School; Open
        157 N. Duplin School Rd.
        Mount Olive, NC 28365
      • James Kenan High School (pet-friendly); Open
        1241 NC 24 &50 Hwy.
        Warsaw, NC 28398
    • Durham County:
      • Hillside High School (pet-friendly); Open
        3727 Fayetteville Rd.
        Durham, NC 27707
      • Bahama Ruritan Club; Open
        8202 Stagville Rd.
        Bahama, NC 27503
    • Edgecombe County:
      • D.S. Johnson Elementary School; Open
        600 N. Fairview Road
        Rocky Mount, NC 27801
      • North Edgecombe High School; Open
        7589 N.C. 33-NW
        Tarboro, NC 27886
      • Tarboro High School; Open
        1400 Howard Ave.
        Tarboro, NC 27886
      • Martin Millennium Academy; Open
        400 E. Johnston St.
        Tarboro, NC 27886
      • GW Carver Elementary School; Open
        604 E. Hamlet St.
        Pinetops, NC 27864
    • Forsyth County:
      • Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum (pet-friendly); FULL
         2825 University Pkwy
        Winston-Salem, NC 27105
    • Franklin County:
      • National Guard Armory; Open
        200 S Bickett Blvd
        Louisburg, NC 27549
      • Franklinton High School; Open
        910 Cedar Creek Road
        Franklinton, NC 27525
      • Louisburg Senior Center; Open
        127 Shannon Village
        Louisburg, NC 27549
    • Gates County:
      • Gates County High School (pet-friendly); CLOSED
        88 US Highway 158 West
        Gatesville, NC 27938
    • Greene County:
      • Greene Central High School; Open 
        140 School Drive
        Snow Hill, NC 28580
      • Greene County Intermediate School; Open
        614 Middle School Road
        Snow Hill, NC 28580
    • Guilford County: Open
      • Glenwood Center
        2010 Coliseum Boulevard
        Greensboro, NC
    • Halifax County:
      • Enfield Middle School; Open
        13697 Hwy 481
        Enfield, NC
      • Willima R. Davie Middle School; Open
        4391 US Highway 158
        Roanoke Rapids, NC
      • The Centre at Halifax Community College (pet-friendly); Open
        100 College Drive
        Weldon, NC 2789
      • Scotland Neck Senior Center; Open
        1403 Church Street
        Scotland Neck, NC 27874
    • Harnett County:
      • Triton High School (pet-friendly); Opening Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.
        215 Maynard Lake Road
        Erwin, NC 28339
      • Overhills High School;  Opening Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.
        2495 Ray Road
        Spring Lake, NC 28390
    • Hertford County:
      • Hertford County High School (pet-friendly); Open
        1326 1st St. West
        Ahoskie, NC 27910
      • Hertford County Middle School; Open
        1850 NC Highway 11
        Murfreesboro, NC 27855
    • Hoke County:
      • Don Steed Elementary School (pet-friendly); Open
        800 Phillipi Church Rd
        Raeford, NC 28376
      • Sandy Grove Middle School; Open
        300 Chason Road
        Lumber Bridge, NC 28377
      • Hoke High School
        505 Bethel Road
        Raeford, NC 28376
      • West Hoke Middle School
        200 NC 211 West
        Raeford, NC 28376
    • Johnston County:
      • Clayton High School
        600 Fayetteville St.
        Clayton, NC 27520
      • North Johnston Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
        435 Oil Company Rd.
        Micro, NC 27555
      • Benson Middle School; Open
        1600 North Wall St.
        Benson, NC 27504
      • West Johnston High School (Pet-Friendly); Open
        3935 Raleigh Rd.
        Benson, NC 27504
    • Lee County:
      • National Guard Armory; Open
        2214 Nash St.
        Sanford, NC 27331
        (Designated for coastal evacuees)
      • SanLee Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
        2309 Tramway Road
        Sanford, NC
    • Lenoir County:
      • South Lenoir High School (pet-friendly); Open
        3355 NC Highway 11 South
        Deep Run, NC 28525
      • North Lenoir High School; Open
        2400 Institute Road
        LaGrange, NC 28551
      • Lenoir Community College (pet-friendly); Open
        231 NC Highway 58
        Kinston, NC 28504
    • Martin County: 
      • Riverside Middle School; Open
        2920 US Hwy 17
        Williamston, NC 27892
    • Mecklenburg County:
      • Ardrey Kell High School (pet-friendly); Open
        10220 Ardrey Kell
        Charlotte, NC 28277
      • East Mecklenburg High School (pet-friendly); Open
        6800 Monroe Road
        Charlotte, NC 28212
      • North Mecklenburg High School; Open
        11201 Old Statesville Road
        Huntersville, NC 28078
      • South Mecklenburg High School; Open
        8900 Park Road
        Charlotte, NC 28210
      • West Mecklenburg High School; Open
        7400 Tuckaseegee Rd.
        Charlotte, NC 28214
    • Moore County: 
      • Agricultural Building; Open
        707 Pinehurst Ave.
        Carthage, NC 28327
      • North Moore High School
        1504 North Moore Road
        Robbins, NC 27325
    • Nash County:
      • Englewood Baptist Church (pet-friendly); Open
        1350 S Winstead Ave.
        Rocky Mount, NC 27803
      • Nash Central High School; Open
        4279 Nash Central High Rd.
        Rocky Mount, NC 27804
      • Southern Nash High School (pet-friendly); Open
        6446 Southern Nash High Rd.
        Bailey, NC 27807
    • New Hanover County:
      • Trask Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
        2900 N College Rd.
        Wilmington, NC 28405
      • Codington Elementary School; Open
        4321 Carolina Beach Rd. 
        Wilmington, NC28412
      • Johnson Pre-K Center; Open
        1100 McRae St.
        Wilmington, NC 28401
      • Noble Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
        6520 Noble Middle School
        Wilmington, NC 28405
      • Eaton Elementary School (pet-friendly); Open
        6701 Gordon Rd.
        Wilmington, NC 28411
    • Northampton County:
      • Conway Middle School; Open
        400 East Main St.
        Conway, NC 27820
      • Northampton High School Gaston; Open
        152 Hurricane Drive
        Gaston, NC 27832
      • Northampton Cultural and Wellness Center (pet-friendly); Open
        9536 NC 305 Highway
        Jackson, NC 27845
    • Orange County:
      • Smith Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
        9201 Seawell School Road
        Chapel Hill, NC 27516
      • CW Stanford Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
        308 Orange High School Road
        Hillsborough, NC 27278
    • Pamlico County:
      • Pamlico Community College (pet-friendly); Open
        5049 NC 306 Highway South
        Grantsboro, NC 28529
    • Pasquotank County:
      • Kermit E White Center; Open
        1704 Weeksville Rd.
        Elizabeth City, NC 27909
    • Pender County: 
      • Topsail Elementary School; Open
        17385 US-17
        Hampstead, NC 28443
      • Cape Fear Middle School; Open
        1886 NC-133
        Rocky Point, NC 28457
      • Malpass Corners Elementary School; Open
        4992 Malpass Corner Rd.
        Burgaw, NC 28425
      • Burgaw Middle School pet-friendly; Open
        500 S Wright St.
        Burgaw, NC 28425
    • Perquimans County:
      • Perquimans High School; Open
        305 South Edenton Road Street
        Hertford, NC 27944
    • Person County:
      • Clement Baptist Church (pet-friendly); Open
        8480 Burlington Road
        Hurdle Mills, NC 27541
    • Pitt County: 
      • Ayden Middle School; Open
        1207 West 3rd Street
        Ayden, NC 28513
      • Farmville Middle School; Open
        800 Grimmersburg Street
        Farmville, NC 27828
      • EB Aycock Middle School; Open
        1325 Red Banks Road
        Greenville, NC 27858
      • Hope Middle School; Open
        2995 Mills Road
        Greenville, NC 27858
      • Walter B. Jones ADA (functional medical support shelter); Open
        2577 W. 5th Street
        Greenville, NC 27834
      • Wellcome Middle School; Open
        3101 N. Memorial Drive
        Greenville, NC 27834
    • Randolph County:
      • First Baptist Church
        133 North Church Street
        Asheboro, NC 27203
    • Richmond County:
      • Richmond Senior High School; Open
        828 US 1 Hwy
        Rockingham, NC 28379
    • Robeson County:
      • Purnell Swett High School; Opens Thursday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m.
        11344 Deep Branch Road
        Pembroke, NC 28372
      • Fairmont Middle School; Open
        402 Iona Street
        Fairmont, NC 28340
      • South Robeson High School
        3268 South Robeson Road
        Rowland, NC 28383
      • St. Pauls High School; Open
        648 North Old Stage Road
        St. Pauls, NC 28384
      • Lumberton Senior High School; Open
        3901 Fayetteville Road
        Lumberton, NC 28358
    • Rockingham County:
      • Rockingham Middle School
        182 High School Road
        Reidsville, NC 27320
    • Sampson County:
      • Clinton High School; Open
        340 Indian Town Rd.
        Clinton, NC 28328
      • Sampson County Adult Day Care
        210 Fisher Drive
        Clinton, NC 28328
      • Hobbton Middle School; Open
        12081 Hobbton Highway
        Newton Grove, NC 28366
      • Midway High School; Open
        15274 Spivey’s Corner Highway
        Dunn, NC 28366
      • Lakewood High School; Open
        245 Lakewood School Rd.
        Salemburg, NC 28385
      • Sampson Middle; Open
        1201 West Elizabeth St 
        Clinton, NC
      • Sampson Couinty Livestock; Open
        1020 Taylors Bridge Hwy
        Clinton, NC
      • Plainview Elementary; Open
        4140 Plainview Highway
        Dunn, NC
      • Hobbton Elementary School; Open
        12361 Hobbton Highway
        Newton Grove, NC 28366     
      • Hobbton High School; Open
        12201 Hobbton Highway     
        Newton Grove, NC 28366
      • Roseboro Elementary; Open
        180 Butler Island Road
        Roseboro, NC
    • Scotland County:
      • Scotland County High School (pet-friendly); Open
        1200 West Church Street
        Laurinburg, NC 28352
    • Vance County:
      • EM Rollins Elementary School
        1600 South Garnett Street
        Henderson, NC 27536
    • Wake County:
      • Middle Creek High School (pet-friendly)
        123 Middle Creek Park Avenue
        Apex, NC 27539
      • Garner High School; Open
        2141 Spring Drive
        Garner, NC 27529
      • Knightdale High School (pet-friendly); Open
        100 Bryan Chalk Ln.
        Knightdale, NC 27545
      • Sanderson High School (pet-friendly)
        5500 Dixon Drive
        Raleigh, NC 27609
      • Southeast Raleigh High School (pet-friendly); Open
        2600 Rock Quarry Road
        Raleigh, NC 27610
      • Heritage High School (pet-friendly)
        1150 Forestville Road
        Wake Forest, NC 27587
    • Warren County:
      • Warren County High School (pet-friendly); Open
        149 Campus Drive
        Warrenton, NC 27589
    • Washington County:
      • Pines Elementary School; Open
        3177 US Highway 64 East
        Plymouth, NC 27962
    • Wayne County:
      • Tommy's Road Elementary; Open
        1150 Tommy's Road
        Goldsboro, NC 27534
      • Wayne Academy; Open
        801 North Lionel Street
        Goldsboro, NC 27530        
      • Carver Elementary; Open
        400 Old Seven Springs Rd.
        Mount Olive, NC  28365           
      • Mount Olive Middle School
        309 Wooten St.
        Mount Olive, NC 28365
      • Spring Creek High School; Open
        4340 Indian Springs Road
        Seven Springs, NC 28578
      • Spring Creek Middle School
        3579 NC-111 S
        Seven Springs, NC 28578
    • Wilson County:
      • Darden Middle School
        1665 Lipscomb Road
        Wilson, NC 27893
      • Fike High School (pet-friendly); Open
        500 Harrison Dr N
        Wilson, NC 27893