NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – New Hanover County Emergency Management officials will open the following emergency shelter(s) at 5:00pm on October 7, 2016 to assist those in low lying areas and areas prone to flooding. Including, but not limited to: New Centre Drive, Racine Drive, and Edgewater Club Road.
Dorothy B Johnson
1100 McRae Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Trask Middle School
2900 N. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
Public shelters should be considered “shelters of last resort” with very basic provisions for a safe and dry environment and limited meal capabilities. The shelters will not provide a meal this evening. Residents need to bring a snack or eat before arriving at the shelters.
Officials encourage those that live in areas prone to flooding, mobile homes or other structures that may not withstand strong wind or high water leave their homes prior to the impact of Hurricane Matthew.
Remember Your Pets:
Trask Middle School, a pet co-location shelter, is available to house cats and dogs. Animals will be maintained in a separate wing of the facility, and owners are allowed visitation at designated times.
If you’re leaving town or staying in a location that does not welcome pets, residents have the option of taking their pet to the New Hanover County Animal Services Unit at 180 Division Drive. Pet owners may wish to consider pet boarding services. Owners are responsible for providing a crate for their pet.
** Shelter Fact Sheet**
Public shelters should be considered “shelters of last resort” with very basic provisions for a safe and dry environment and limited meal capabilities. Residents are encouraged to bring the following items for you and each of your family members. Pet owners should also bring medications and/or food for special dietary needs.
Items that are strictly prohibited include:
Other items you should consider: