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September 13
​Wake County Opens Additional Shelters in Response to Hurricane Florence

Due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Florence, Wake County will open additional emergency shelters, today, Sept. 13, at the following locations:

People taking shelter should bring:

  • Special need items, such as prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens solution, hearing aid batteries, etc.
  • Extra clothing
  • Items for infants/young children, such as formula, diapers, bottles, etc.
  • Cash
  • Identification cards

The Heritage High School shelter is pet friendly. Pet owners should bring all the items they need for their pet’s care, including crates, leashes, pet food, cat litter and pans, etc.

Three shelters identified for coastal evacuees—Knightdale, Southeast Raleigh and Garner Magnet high schools—opened yesterday.

Wake County continues to monitor weather conditions from the Emergency Operations Center.

Wake County residents who have non-emergency questions or issues can contact Wake County at 919-856-7044.

Members of the media who need to contact the Communications Office staff member on duty in the Wake County Emergency Operations Center should call 919-856-7036 or email communications@wakegov.com.


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