Shelters to open for residents who can not evacuate

Evacuations across Eastern Carolina have several counties planning to open shelters ahead of Hurricane Florence making landfall.

Below is a list of shelters that plan to open:

Beaufort County
Washington High School shelter opens Wednesday at noon. No pets except service animals.

Bus transportation to shelter:

•Belhaven Food Lion Parking Lot
Wednesday 9/12/2018 2:00 p.m. departure time
Wednesday 9/12/2018 5:00 p.m. departure time

•Aurora Fire Department
Wednesday 9/12/2018 2:00 p.m. departure time
Wednesday 9/12/2018 5:00 p.m. departure time

•Blount’s Creek Fire Department
Wednesday 9/12/2018 2:30 p.m. departure time
Wednesday 9/12/2018 5:30 p.m. departure time

•Chocowinity Food Lion Parking Lot
Wednesday 9/12/2018 3:00 p.m. departure time
Wednesday 9/12/2018 6:00 p.m. departure time

Bertie County
Three shelters will open at 5 pm Wednesday
Bertie Middle School
West Bertie Elementary School
Colerain Elementary School

Camp Lejeune & MCAS New River:
Wallace Creek Fitness Center, Bldg. WC-100
Tarawa Terrace II Elementary School, Bldg. TT-84
MCAS New River Gym, Bldg. AS-4000
MCAS New River Fitness Center, Bldg. AS-4400
Camp Lejeune shelters are not set up to feed anyone for the first 72 hours. The MCAS New River shelters are able to provide food at an additional cost. A time has not been announced when the shelters plan to open.

Carteret County:
A shelter has been established for Carteret County residents at Knightdale High School. The address is 100 Bryan Chalk Ln, Knightdale, NC 27545. The shelter in Wake County will open at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Citizens who are medically fragile and will need assistance getting to the shelter can contact the Emergency Management office at 252-222-5841.

Cherry Point:
MCAS Cherry Point has two open shelters for active duty and retired military personnel, their families and for civilian government employees who normally would have access to the air station. Marine Dome shelter is pet-friendly. The Cherry Tree House shelter is not pet-friendly.

Locations and parking information is available on the Cherry Point website
at www.cherrypoint.usmc.mil.

Craven County:
Four shelters in the county will open at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Havelock High School (101 Webb Blvd, Havelock)
Brinson Elementary (319 Neuse Forest Ave, New Bern)
Benn Quinn Elementary* (4275 Martin Luther King Blvd, New Bern)
Farm Life Elementary (2000 Farm Life Ave, Vanceboro)

Duplin County:
Four shelters in the county will open at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Wallace-Rose Hill High School (602 High School Rd, Teachey)
Beulaville Elementary School (138 Lyman Rd, Beulaville)
North Duplin High School (1388 NC-403, Mt Olive)
James Kenan High School* (1241 Nc 24 And 50 Hwy, Warsaw)

Hyde County:
A shelter has been established for Hyde County residents at Knightdale High School. The address is 100 Bryan Chalk Ln, Knightdale, NC 27545. The shelter in Wake County will open at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Citizens who are medically fragile and will need assistance getting to the shelter can contact the Emergency Management office at 252-926-3715.

Lenoir County:
Shelters opened at 7am Thursday at:
-Lenoir Community College, 231 N.C. Hwy 58, Kinston
-North Lenoir High School, 2400 Institute Road, La Grange
-South Lenoir High School, 3355 Old Hwy 11, Deep Run

Onslow County:
The unincorporated sections of Onslow County are under a mandatory evacuation order. Because no shelter locations can withstand impacts from a Category 4 storm there will be no shelters opened in Onslow County.

Pamlico County:
The county will be busing residents to shelters in other counties beginning Tuesday. Those needing transportation will need to be at Pamlico Community College located at 5049 NC 306 Highway in Grantsboro no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Pamlico Community College will also act as a shelter beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Officials are reminding those possibly seeking shelter that there is limited space.

If you do have to evacuate to a shelter, officials suggest you bring clothing, bedding, medications, necessities for children, personal hygiene items, and personal food supplies to last seven days.

* = Shelters taking pets

Owners should bring a kennel for their pet, along with pet food, medications, proof of rabies vaccinations and other necessary pet supplies. Pets will be housed indoors, but in some shelters the pets will be placed in separate locations from their owners.