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October 12
​Wake County Closes Emergency Shelter

Now that Tropical Storm Michael has exited our area, Wake County has closed its emergency shelter at Southeast Raleigh High School.

The shelter guests were transported this morning to the Red Cross shelter at Garner United Methodist Church or provided with alternate services.

The Wake County shelter housed nine guests and a companion animal, providing them with warm meals, a safe place to sleep and medical services, as needed.

Driving conditions

The county urges residents, as they prepare to leave for work or school this morning, to use caution. High winds and rain knocked down trees and power lines overnight, and not all of them may be cleared yet.

If drivers come to an intersection and the traffic signal is not functioning correctly, treat it as a four-way stop. The first vehicle to arrive has the right of way. If two vehicles arrive at the same time, the one to the right proceeds first.

County services

If any county facilities or services are unable to open as regularly scheduled due to storm impacts, the county will share that information on its website, wakegov.com, and on its social media accounts.

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.

Find more emergency safety tips and sign up for emergency alerts from Wake County at ReadyWake.com.


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