BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County will open two shelters Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 8 a.m. for residents in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian. Brunswick County will also issue a voluntary evacuation for unincorporated areas Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 8 a.m.
The locations of the shelters are below. Both shelters are pet friendly.
- North Brunswick High School: 114 Scorpion Drive, Leland, NC
- West Brunswick High School: 550 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, NC
You are encouraged to contact your municipality or visit their website to verify if there is a state of emergency and/or a voluntary or mandatory evacuation for your area. A list of municipalities and their websites is at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/info/municipalities/
A list of suggested items to bring and to avoid bringing to the shelter are listed below. Meals will be available at or around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The County will post any updates on shelter statuses or additional shelter openings at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/dorian/
Brunswick County plans to open its government offices on its regular schedule Wednesday, Sept. 4. County management is monitoring weather situations and could close early based on safety concerns or weather conditions.
Brunswick County Government offices will close Thursday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 6.
Brunswick County proclaimed a state of emergency for the County Sept. 3 at 7 a.m. View the proclamation at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BC-State-of-Emergency.pdf
STAYING AT A PUBLIC SHELTER
Area public shelters are emergency shelters for individuals who do not have another place to go. Shelter volunteers do their best to make you comfortable, but a shelter is a temporary place of safety and cannot provide the comforts of home. Stay with friends or relatives if possible.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING WITH YOU TO THE SHELTER:
- Blankets are available at the shelters, but you are welcome to bring your own blanket and pillow
- Medications you take every day
- If you use oxygen, bring extra oxygen tanks (enough for 3 or more days depending on the size and possible impact of the storm/event)
- Several days of clothing
- Personal hygiene items: Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb/brush, etc.
- Any special dietary items
- Pet food and supplies (bowls, cages, leashes, etc.)
- Baby supplies: Diapers, formula, etc. (enough for 3 or more days depending on the size and possible impact of the storm/event)
- Cards, games, books to pass the time
- If you need a caregiver, a caregiver must accompany you to the shelter. Shelter staff will try to assist but are not able to provide ongoing one on one care.
- Eat before you arrive. Meals may not be available during the first 24 hours. Bring snacks.
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED IN THE SHELTER:
- Alcohol and/or drugs
- Mattress or Air Mattress (space is limited)
- Chairs or other furniture
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