Due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Florence, Wake County opened emergency shelters on Thursday, 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

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 opened on Wednesday, Sept. 12:

Knightdale High School
100 Bryan Chalk Lane
Knightdale, NC 27545


Garner High School
2101 Spring Drive
Garner, NC 27529


Southeast Raleigh High School
2600 Rock Quarry Road
Raleigh, NC 27610

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