Carteret County Sets Up Food And Water Distribution Sites

Sep 20, 2018

Credit Jared Brumbaugh

Carteret County Emergency Management has set up 12 food and water distribution sites in areas hit hard by Hurricane Florence.  Chief of Harkers Island Fire and Rescue Chad Mann says stores Down East haven’t been able to restock their shelves because delivery trucks aren’t able to get through.  He says this site is the only place on Harkers Island where residents can get water, canned goods, toiletries, cleaning supplies, diapers and tarps.

“We’ve had as far as Georgia, two trucks from Georgia come and drop stuff off for us.” 

In the last two days, Mann says they’ve had about 500 people stop by the distribution center. 

“They can drive right through and they’re going out just as fast as we can get them in.”

Carteret County residents who were affected by Hurricane Florence can pick up supplies at the following locations:

Donation and distribution centers for citizens impacted by Hurricane Florence have been established at the following Carteret County locations:

Glad Tidings Church 4621 Country Club RdMorehead City, NC 28557Open Thursday – Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm  Ann Street Methodist Church417 Ann St.Beaufort, NC 28516Open Monday- Saturday 10:00am- 4:00pmOpen Sunday 1:00pm- 4:00pm First United Methodist Church900 Arendell St.Morehead City, NC 28557Open Thursday (9/20) from noon – 6:00pm(Accepting Donations Only)Open Friday (9/21) from 11:00am – 7:00pm