Brunswick Co. asks residents of unincorporated areas to voluntarily evacuate ahead of Sunday’s storm is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Brunswick County has amended its State of Emergency to include a voluntary evacuation for all unincorporated areas of Brunswick County, specifically low-lying and flood-prone areas, effective 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

While the rainfall let up for much of Brunswick County Saturday, additional significant rainfall is expected Sunday, and officials are strongly encouraging residents in low-lying and flood-prone areas to evacuate now before weather conditions worsen and while the available light makes driving safer. Those evacuating should still use caution while driving, and watch for water on the road or roads that have been closed.

Residents who need assistance in evacuating should contact the Brunswick County Emergency Operations Center at 910-253-5383 for assistance with transportation. Residents should be aware that once the rain and flooding begins, officials may not be able to get to residents, and it is highly recommended residents plan ahead to ensure they are ready for this dangerous storm.

A pet-friendly shelter has been opened for county residents at West Brunswick High School, which is located at 550 Whiteville Road NW in Shallotte.