Hurricane Florence: Helping Our Advisers and Families Prepare

As the East Coast prepares for a hit by Hurricane Florence, College Advising Corps is sending thoughts to our advisers serving in potentially affected areas, particularly North Carolina and coastal communities.

To help our advisers, students and families, weather the storm as safely as possible, we have compiled a list of resources for our service areas most likely to be hardest hit by the storm. Advisers, please share with your students and their families.

In the coming days, we will also be compiling information on how you can help those affected by Florence. If you would like to help or have a resource to add to the list, email Communications Associate Pressley Baird at pbaird@advisingcorps.org.

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North Carolina Shelters

Three pet-friendly shelters are open in Raleigh:

Knightdale High School
100 Bryan Chalk Lane
Knightdale, NC

Garner Magnet High School
2101 Spring Drive
Garner, NC

Southeast Raleigh High School
2600 Rock Quarry Road
Raleigh, NC

County-by-County Information for North Carolina Programs

Bertie County

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Bertie County has three shelters available for residents. All shelters will open at 5 p.m. September 12.

Bertie Middle School
652 US 13
Windsor, NC

West Bertie Elementary School
3734 Governors Road
Kelford, NC

Colerain Elementary School
202 North Academy Street
Colerain, NC

Bladen County

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Bladen County has four shelters available for residents. All shelters open at 12 p.m. on September 12.

East Bladen High School
5600 NC 87 E
Elizabethtown, NC

West Bladen High School (pet-friendly shelter; special needs shelter)
1600 NC 410
Bladenboro, NC

Bladen Lakes Elementary School
9554 Johnsontown Road
Elizabethtown, NC

East Arcadia Elementary School
21451 NC 87 E
Riegelwood, NC

Carteret County

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Carteret County residents will be housed at a shelter at Knightdale High School in Wake County.

Knightdale High School: Opens at 2 p.m. on September 11
100 Bryan Chalk Lane
Knightdale, NC

Dare County

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The Dare County Emergency Operations Center is activated for the storm and can be reached at 252-475-5655.

Duplin County

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Duplin County has four shelters available for residents. All shelters open at 2 p.m. on September 12.

Wallace-Rose Hill High School
602 High School Road
Teachey, NC

Beulaville Elementary School
138 Lyman Road
Beulaville, NC

North Duplin Elementary School
157 N. Duplin School Road
Mt. Olive, NC

James Kenan High School (pet-friendly shelter)
1241 NC 24 and 50 Highway
Warsaw, NC

Space for pets is limited. Pet owners should bring a kennel for their pet, along with pet food, medications, and other necessary pet supplies. Pets will be housed indoors, but in a separate location from shelter occupants.

For residents on the north side of Duplin County, Carver Elementary at 400 Old 7 Springs Road in Mt. Olive is also available.

Edgecombe County

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Edgecombe County has five shelters available for residents. All shelters will open at 6 p.m. on September 12.

Tarboro High School
1400 West Howard Avenue
Tarboro, NC

Martin Millennium Academy
400 East Johnson Street
Tarboro, NC

D.S. Johnson Elementary School
600 North Fairview Road
Rocky Mount, NC

North Edgecombe High School
7589 NC 33
Tarboro, NC

Carver Elementary School
700 East Hamlet Street
Pinetops, NC

Halifax County

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Halifax County has four shelters available for residents.

Kirkwood Adams Community Center: Opens at 7 p.m. September 11
1100 Hamilton Street
Roanoke Rapids, NC

William R. Davie Middle S.T.E.M. Academy: Opens at 8 a.m. September 13
4391 Highway 158
Roanoke Rapids, NC

Enfield-Inborden S.T.E.A.M. Academy: Opens at 8 a.m. September 13
13587 Highway 481
Enfield, NC

Scotland Neck Senior Center: Opens at 8 a.m. September 13
1403 Church Street
Scotland Neck, NC

Hertford County

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Hertford County has two shelters available to residents.

Hertford County High School: Opens at 6 p.m. on September 12
1326 West First Street
Ahoskie, NC

Hertford County Middle School: Opens at 8:30 a.m. on September 13
1850 Highway 11 North
Murfreesboro, NC

Lenoir County

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Martin County

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To sign up for emergency notifications, click here.

Nash County

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Nash County has two shelters available for residents. Shelters will open at 6 p.m. at September 12.

Nash Central High School
4279 Nash Central High Road
Rocky Mount, NC

Southern Nash High School (pet-friendly shelter)
6446 Southern Nash High Road
Bailey, NC

Pamlico County

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Local shelter will be available “on a very limited basis” at Pamlico Community College at 5049 NC 306 Highway in Grantsboro beginning at 5 p.m. on September 12.

Pets with proof of rabies vaccines will be housed at the Pamlico County Emergency Shelter at Pamlico Community College. The owner must be registered at the shelter for the pet to stay. For more information, click here.

Pender County

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Pender County has four shelters available for residents.

Topsail Elementary School: Opens at 4 p.m. on September 12
17385 US 17
Burgaw, NC

Cape Fear Middle School: Opens at 4 p.m. on September 12
1886 NC 133
Rocky Point, NC

Malpass Corner Elementary School: Opens at 4 p.m. on September 12
4992 Malpass Corner Road
Burgaw, NC

Burgaw Middle School (pet-friendly shelter): Opens at 4 p.m. on September 11
500 S. Wright Street
Burgaw, NC

Pitt County

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Pitt County has five shelters available for residents. All shelters open at 6 p.m. on September 12.

Ayden Middle School
192 W. Third Street
Ayden, NC

E.B. Aycock Middle School
1325 Red Banks Road
Greenville, NC

Farmville Middle School
3914 Grimmersburg Street
Farmville, NC

Hope Middle School
2995 Mills Road
Greenville, NC

Wellcome Middle School
3101 N. Memorial Drive
Greenville, NC

Pitt County is also offering an emergency animal shelter at the Pitt County Animal Shelter at 4550 County Home Road in Greenville. Officials suggest calling the shelter before bringing your pet at 252-902-1725.

Robeson County

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Robeson County has four shelters available for residents. All shelters open at 12 p.m. September 12.

Lumberton High School
3901 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC

Purnell Swett High School
11344 Deep Branch Road
Maxton, NC

St. Pauls High School
648 North Old State Road
St. Pauls, NC

Fairmont Middle School
5419 Old Stage Road
Fairmont, NC

Scotland County

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A shelter is available for residents at Scotland High School at 1000 West Church Street in Laurinburg. It will open at 10 a.m. on September 13.

Tyrrell County

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Washington County

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To receive Washington County emergency alerts, visit this site.

Wayne County

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Wilson County

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Wilson County has one pet-friendly shelter available for residents. It will open at 6 p.m. on September 12.

Fike High School
500 Harrison Drive N
Wilson, NC