CARTERET COUNTY: State Of Emergency, Schools Closed, Shelters Open

Carteret County officials have issued a state of emergency.

They are calling for the "evacuation of the medically fragile population and low lying areas, manufactured and other fragile housing; particularly South River, North River and areas east of the North River Bridge. This includes all areas subject to sound side flooding."

Carteret County schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

Newport Middle School will open as a shelter at noon on Thursday. A special needs shelter will open at Leon Mann Senior Center at 8 a.m. on Thursday.


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  • by Lisa Location: MHC on Sep 2, 2010 at 07:06 AM
    Does anyone know if the bridge between MHC and Beaufort will remain open? If it is closing do we have a time?
  • by Wynn Location: Greenville NC on Sep 1, 2010 at 07:23 PM
    Does anyone know if the Morehear VA clinic will be open tomorrow?
  • by Wynn Location: Greenville on Sep 1, 2010 at 07:19 PM
    Mustainemad... Better safe than sorry. Mother Nature is nothing to mess with.
  • by mustainemad on Sep 1, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    "The storm will likely be gone by midday Friday,with the mercury climbing back into the mid 90s"--everybody loves a 5 day weekend
  • by michelle Location: jacksonville on Sep 1, 2010 at 04:44 PM
    does anyone know what this storm looks like for jacksonville area????????
  • by Erin Location: Wilmington on Sep 1, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    Does anyone know whether the Carteret County Courthouse is open tomorrow?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 1, 2010 at 03:42 PM
    Better to be prepared than sorry. If they had not done this they would have been beaten down with phone calls and people not knowing where to go other than their homes at the last minute. PLUS! They would have gotten a backlash of, "why weren't you prepared"! No, not too early.
  • by wags Location: Newport on Sep 1, 2010 at 03:33 PM
    To Mustainemad...the closings tomorrow will allow families that wish to leave to have their kids out of school without having an absence credited to them. I'm assuming school staffs will also be preparing the buildings and classrooms themselves.
  • by anonymous on Sep 1, 2010 at 02:49 PM
    is gramercy christian included?
  • by Mustainemad on Sep 1, 2010 at 02:42 PM
    You have got to be joking--closing schools??? Shelters already??? I'm never against prudent preparation, but this is ridiculous.
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