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The latest information on emergency shelters in the area

Emergency officials from across the area opened shelters for people who lost power during the winter storm. Emergency officials from across the area opened shelters for people who lost power during the winter storm.

(WECT) – Emergency officials from across the area opened shelters for people who lost power during the winter storm.

Bladen County

In Bladen County, the Elizabethtown Middle School shelter remains open, as of Fri. Feb, 14, to residents

No pets will be allowed.

Residents in Bladen County can call the following numbers in regards to down trees and power lines:

Emergency Operations Center 910-862-7809
Power lines down 910-862-7834
Trees down 910-862-7835

Brunswick County

All Red Cross emergency shelters in the county have been closed.

 

New Hanover County

Red Cross officials have closed the emergency shelter at Codington Elementary and have opened a shelter at Cape Fear Presbyterian Church. No pets allowed.

Any Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) resident that needs transportation to any shelter established by the county can call 341-7700 ext 227 by 5pm Thursday, Feb. 13 to arrange transport. Duke Energy says power might not be restored until Saturday for WHA residents. WHA is monitoring the situation.

Pender County

All Red Cross emergency shelters in the county have been closed.


Columbus County

The Red Cross emergency shelter at Edgewood Elementary School in Whiteville is still open to residents. No pets allowed.

Everyone should remain indoors and prepared for power outages.  All generators should be used only outdoors and not in garages or other structures.  Be sure they are powered off when refueling.

Residents are reminded that these are shelters of last resort for those affected by the power outages. Many stoplights are still out and people should avoid driving until it is safe to do so.

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

• Prescriptions and emergency medications

• Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements

• Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents

• Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items

• Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys

• Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled

• If you are bringing your pets to a pet friendly shelter, owners must remain at the shelter with their pets. Owners should bring pets collar, leash, food and other needed supplies.

For more information on what to do if your power is out, visit http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/power-outage or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. 

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