CUMBERLAND COUNTY (WTVD) —
Emergency shelters have opened across the viewing area for residents affected by Hurricane Matthew’s potential flooding and other severe weather issues.
The following shelters opened Friday at 6 p.m. in Cumberland County:
- Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave., Fayetteville
- Spring Lake Recreation Center, 245 Ruth St., Spring Lake
- South View High School, 4184 Elk Road, Hope Mills
County officials said last week’s rain and flooding made parts of Fayetteville and Cumberland County particularly vulnerable to flash flooding. Residents in low-lying, flood-prone areas are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and be prepared to evacuate before road conditions worsen.
Those seeking shelter are reminded to bring any and all necessary medication. If possible, bring blankets and pillows as well.
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Pets are welcome at all three shelters, but will be housed in a separate section. Crates and bedding for pets will be available.
If you need to evacuate and do not have transportation to the shelter or you need other assistance, call the Emergency Operations Center at (910) 677-5509.
Three emergency shelters will open at 8 a.n. in Wayne County:
- Spring Creek High School, 4340 Indian Springs Road, Seven Springs, NC 28578
- North Drive Elementary School, 1108 North Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534
- Carver Elementary School, 411 Bunche Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27530
No pets will be allowed at the Wayne County shelteres unless they are service animals. If you need to evacuate and do not have transportation to the shelter or you need other assistance, call the Emergency Operations Center at (919) 705-6599.
READ THE LATEST HURRICANE MATTHEW FORECAST HERE
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