Emergency Shelters Opening In Eastern North Carolina

Sep 11, 2018


Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point has two storm shelters for active duty and retired military personnel, their families, and for civilian government employees who normally would have access to the air station.  The shelters opened Tuesday at 4 p.m. and still have room for authorized personnel.   The Marine Dome shelter is a pet-friendly shelter.  (Pet owners must remain in the shelter with their pets and provide kennel, food, water and bowls for the pets.  Pets must be on a leash or in a kennel at all times, and vaccination records are required.)  

Beaufort County

Beaufort County's shelter at Washington High School is at capacity. A second shelter at PS Jones Middle School still has space(use front entrance... only service animals allowed).

Camp Lejeune & MCAS New River:

  • Wallace Creek Fitness Center, Bldg. WC-100 (Max. Capacity: 620)
  • Tarawa Terrace II Elementary School, Bldg. TT-84 (Max. Capacity: 400)
  • MCAS New River Gym, Bldg. AS-4000 (Max. Capacity: 125)
  • MCAS New River Fitness Center, Bldg. AS-4400 (Max. Capacity: 200)

No time has been announced when the Camp Lejeune shelters will open.  The shelters are NOT set up to feed anyone the first 72 hours, but the MCAS New River shelters can provide food at an additional cost.

Carteret County:

The shelter at Beaufort Elementary School will close Friday, Sept. 21 1000 due to low census numbers.  The Newport Middle School Shelter remains open

Craven County:

An emergency shelter outside of Craven County has been identified for Craven County evacuees who have nowhere else to evacuate to.  The shelter is located at the Sanford Army National Guard Facility, 2214 Nash Street, Sanford, NC  27331 and will be open as of 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Duplin County:

Four shelters in the county will open at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Wallace-Rose Hill High School (602 High School Rd, Teachey) 
  • Beulaville Elementary School (138 Lyman Rd, Beulaville)
  • North Duplin High School (1388 NC-403, Mt Olive)
  • James Kenan High School (1241 Nc 24 And 50 Hwy, Warsaw) – This is a pet-friendly location.  Pet owners should bring a kennel for their pet, along with pet food, medications, and other necessary pet supplies. Pets will be housed indoors, but in a separate location from shelter occupants.

Hyde County:

Due to evacuations, an inland shelter has been established at Knightdale High School. The shelter is NOW AT CAPACITY and not accepting further evacuees.  Visit ReadyNC.org for shelter availability outside Hyde County.  

New Hanover County:

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, a shelter specifically for New Hanover County residents will open at the Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610. Residents of New Hanover County who are planning to go to a shelter are strongly encouraged to relocate to this inland location that is being provided by our state partners. New Hanover County staff will be on site to assist at the shelter.  This Raleigh shelter is a pet co-location facility and will accept cats and dogs.

The Johnson Pre-K shelter is now at capacity. The following county shelters are still able to accept residents for evacuation: Trask Middle School, Eaton Elementary School, Codington Elementary, and Noble Middle School. Evacuees to Noble in Wilmington must bring their own bedding. No pets.

Inland shelter available in Winston-Salem at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, located at 2825 University Parkway.

Codington Elementary School is now at capacity.

Onslow County:

Four shelters will open around 2pm on Wednesday:

  • Dixon Middle School (118 Ridge Field Avenue, Sneads Ferry)
  • Richlands High School (8100 Richlands Hwy, Richlands)
  • Jacksonville Commons Middle School (315 Commons Drive South, Jacksonville) – This is a pet friendly shelter.
  • Swansboro High School, (161 Queens Creek Road, Swansboro)

Pitt County:

Five shelters will open at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Ayden Middle School
  • E.B. Aycock Middle School
  • Farmville Middle School
  • Hope Middle School
  • Wellcome Middle School

Craven County:

Four shelters will open at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. 

  • Havelock High School
  • Ben D Quinn Elementary School
  • Brinson Elementary School
  • Farm Life Elementary School

Credit American Red Cross