CRAVEN COUNTY: State Of Emergency

At 3:00 PM on Friday, August 26, 2011, Craven County declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the powerful Hurricane Irene and the potential for life threatening conditions and widespread damages that may occur.

All citizens, law enforcement and emergency response personnel are encouraged to cooperate with all safety measures being taken and abide by any further restrictions which may become necessary to overcome the emergency situation.

Craven County will open four (4) Emergency Shelters today at 3:00 PM at the following locations:
1. Havelock High School (101 Webb Blvd, Havelock)
2. Brinson Elementary (319 Neuse Forest Ave, New Bern)
3. Benn Quinn Elementary (4275 Martin Luther King Blvd, New Bern) *Pet Friendly*
4. Farm Life Elementary (2000 Farm Life Ave, Vanceboro)
*Citizens should bring their own pillows, blankets, medication and any other special needs.*

Additional storm related information and updates will be available on the Craven County website (

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