Multiple counties open storm shelters for Isaias

Storm shelters are opening ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias.
Published: Aug. 2, 2020 at 9:04 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 at 1:36 PM EDT
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ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Storm shelters are opening ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias.

Craven County

  • Ben Quinn Elementary School (pet-friendly)
  • Havelock High School
  • Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary

Shelters open at 6:00 p.m. Monday and plan to close at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Greene County

  • Greene Central High School

The pet-friendly shelter opens at 7:00 p.m. Monday.

Onslow County

  • Dixon Middle School
  • Jacksonville Commons Middle School (pet-friendly)
  • Richlands High School
  • Swansboro High School

Shelters open at 6 p.m. Monday. No food will be available.

Duplin County

  • North Duplin Elementary School
  • James Kenan High School

Both shelters open at 2 p.m. on Monday with closing scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Jones County

  • Jones Senior High School opens at noon Monday.

There will be precautions in place at all of the shelters because of COVID-19. Officials will conduct health screenings before entering, require social distancing, and are asking people to bring their own supplies including a mask.

The counties are encouraging people to make plans to stay with friends and family or at a hotel if they can to reduce the risk of being exposed to COVID-19.

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