Carteret County issues mandatory evacuation for Wendesday at noon


Carteret County N.C. (WNCT) The Carteret County Emergency Management Agency has issued a mandatory evacuation for Wednesday at noon from North River to South River and Down East Communities from East Carteret Corner.

Also included in the evacuation are any county residents who live in manufactured homes such as park models, manufactured homes or recreational vehicles.

Bogue Banks has issued a mandatory evacuation for Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.

Residents should be in a safe place by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Those residents with electricity powered medical equipment should plan for prolonged power outages.

Officials encourage those residents to have a back-up power source or to evacuate to a location where electricity will be accessible throughout and after the storm passes.

A general shelter that is pet-friendly will be located at Newport Middle School and will open on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

The shelter is located at:
Newport Middle School
500 E Chatham Street, Newport, NC

Residents who anticipate sheltering at this location should bring their personal items such as 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.

Residents can call Carteret County Area Transportation System (CCATS) at 252-732-0825 to schedule transportation to the shelter.

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.

Items that will not be allowed at the shelter include alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and weapons of any type.

Residents who have chronic physical conditions which results in a prolonged dependency on medical care for which daily skilled intervention is medically necessary should complete the medically fragile forms at to receive assistance during emergency events.

Residents who have completed forms are being contacted to make sure these residents have an emergency plan or need transportation to an emergency shelter.

Carteret County Emergency Operations Center will be open until 8:00 p.m. today.

Starting tomorrow, it will remain staffed continuously until Hurricane Dorian no longer poses a threat to Carteret County.

Carteret County Solid Waste Convenience Sites will open tomorrow, Wednesday at 7:00 AM instead of the normal Wednesday schedule of 2:00 PM.

This change in schedule is to facilitate citizens being able to dispose of waste in advance of Hurricane Dorian.

The sites will be closed beginning 6:00 PM on Wednesday.

Carteret County and Waste Industries will publish a decision on the schedule for Friday, September 6, 2019, when appropriate.

For general informational needs, please contact the Emergency Operations Center, (252) 726-7061.

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