Beaufort County Officials: New evacuees need to go to the Washington High School shelter


Shelters are open across eastern North Carolina for residents in need.

There have been some changes, as some shelters have reached capacity. 

We will continue to update this article to reflect any closed shelters and alternate locations. 

You can find more shelter information from the state of North Carolina here, or call 211. 

See below for current shelter locations. 


Beaufort County announced that the P.S. Jones shelter closed Friday afternoon and is consolidated into the Washington High School shelter.

Any new evacuees need to go to the Washington High School shelter.  

Animals other than service animals are not allowed at the shelter.

Beaufort County has been assigned an out-of-county shelter in Louisburg at the Louisburg Armory (200 S. Bickett Blvd). It is open. 


Craven County has announced that the Benn Quinn Elementary School emergency shelter is at capacity and is no longer able to accept additional residents or pets.

The following shelters still have availability.


  • Havelock High School (101 Webb Blvd, Havelock)
  • Brinson Elementary   (319 Neuse Forest Ave, New Bern)
  • Farm Life Elementary   (2000 Farm Life Ave, Vanceboro)
  • Trent Park Elementary (2500 Educational Drive, New Bern) 

An out-of-county shelter is open at the Sanford Army National Guard Facility in 2214 Nash Street in Sanford.

What to bring: Pillows, blankets, medication, hygiene items, special foods, baby formula, and any other special needs items. 

Prohibited items: Weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs, perishable food items, radios or televisions. Small hand-held devices can be used with headphones.

For more information: Call Craven County Emergency Management at 252-636-6608.  


Newport Middle School (500 E Chatham Street, Newport, N.C.) 

What to bring: Infant supplies (formula, bottles, disposable diapers, pacifiers, etc.), medications, water (one (1) gallon per person per day), non-perishable food, can opener, flashlight with extra batteries,
personal hygiene items, clothing for several days, comfort items such as bedding, and important documents in a waterproof bag.

For pets: This shelter will be pet-friendly for cats and dogs only. Only pets up to date on their rabies vaccination will be accepted. Residents bringing their cats or dogs will need to bring a kennel/crate, food and water for several days, food and water dishes, leash (you are responsible for walking your pet), medications, and toys or other comfort care items. 

Prohibited items: Alcoholic beverages and weapons of any type.

If you need transportation to the shelter: Call the Emergency Operations Center at 252-222-5841.


When: Open now.

Location: Halifax Community College, 100 College Drive, Weldon, NC 27890.

For pets: It is a pet-friendly shelter. 

Transportation help: Contact Currituck Social Services at 252-619-4421.



  • – Wallace-Rose Hill High School
  • – Beulaville Elementary School
  • – North Duplin High School
  • – James Kenan High School

What to bring: Clothing, bedding, medications, baby formula and other baby necessities, personal hygiene items, and personal food supplies. Electricity supply via generators is limited to facility operations only.

For pets: James Kenan High School is a pet-friendly facility; however, space for pets is limited. 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.



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

For pets: Pets or other non-service animals are not allowed in general population shelters. The Pitt County Animal Shelter (4550 County Home Road) will be open to pets beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Greenville Animal Protective Services Holding Facility will operate under the following policies and procedures during Hurricane Florence: 

  • Greenville APS can only accept/take care of animals that are in the corporate City limits of Greenville. 
  • Greenville Holding & Transfer Facility will open ONLY when Mandatory Evacuation has been ordered. 
  • Animals coming to the Greenville Holding & Transfer Facility must be accompanied by their required medications / if, on a special diet, the owner must include those items (at minimum a 14 day supply)
  • Once the mandatory evacuation has been lifted, owners will have 24 hours to reclaim their animals.

Greenville APS is requesting assistance with the following items to help take care of animals that are taken in during the storm: 

•    Bottled Water
•    Cat litter
•    Cleaning supplies
•    Any crates you no longer need
•    Cardboard to separate the cages so the animals can’t see each other
•    Puppy pads
•    Dog/cat food
•    Anything not listed on this list you may think we could use

These supplies will greatly help the Greenville Holding and Transfer Facility by making sure the animals that come into our care are as comfortable as possible during this event.

For more information contact 252-329-4387.

If you would like to drop off your donations directly to the Greenville Holding and Transfer Facility, the address is 3198 East 10th Street.  Call in advance 252-414-4267. 


Locations: Pamlico Community College (5049 NC 306 HWY in Grantsboro)

For Pets: Pets with current proof of rabies vaccinations can be housed at the Pamlico Community College shelter.

What to Bring: Clothes, hygiene products, sleeping supplies, and small personal items.


Onslow County City Manager, David Cotton, has announced that the county will be activating four shelters on Friday starting at 2:00 p.m.

The shelters are:

Dixon Middle School

Jacksonville Commons Middle

Swansboro High School. 

Onslow County officials said that there is no shelter open in the Richlands area.

If you are in need of shelter contact the Citizens’ Phone Bank at 910-989-5027.


Location: Knightdale High School in Knightdale, N.C. (AT CAPACITY) 

Anyone having special medical needs that need evacuation transportation to Cherry Hospital, please contact the Emergency Operations Center at 252-926-3715 to make arrangements.


Halifax County will open a shelter at the Kirkwood Adams Community in Roanoke Rapids at 7:00 p.m.

The shelter is for evacuees from Dare County.

Additional shelters are located in the following locations:

  • William R. Davie Middle S.T.E.M. Academy in Roanoke Rapids (4391 Hwy 158, Roanoke Rapids) – opening Thursday at 8:00 a.m.
  • Enfield-Inborden S.T.E.A.M. Academy in Enfield (13587 Hwy 481, Enfield) – opening Thursday at 8:00 a.m.
  • Scotland Neck Senior Center in Scotland Neck (1403 Church Street) – opening Thursday at 8:00 a.m.


South Lenoir High School emergency shelter has been closed after being without electricity for several hours and deteriorating roof situations in the school’s gymnasium, Lenoir County PIO Bryan Hanks said.

All residents in this shelter are currently being transferred to the primary shelter at Lenoir Community College.

As of 7 a.m., there were 226 evacuees at LCC and 117 at SLHS.

Also, the North Lenoir High School shelter is still receiving evacuees.

When: Thursday at 7 a.m.


  • Lenoir Community College, 231 N.C. Hwy 58, Kinston
  • North Lenoir High School, 2400 Institute Road, La Grange
  • If an overflow shelter is needed, it will be at: Kinston High School, 2601 N. Queen St., Kinston


First Baptist Missionary Church of Powellsville in Bertie County has opened today at noon as a shelter.

No pets are allowed at this shelter.

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