BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Shelters in Brunswick County have been to scheduled to open due to Hurricane Matthew. A state of emergency for the county will take effect at 6 a.m. Friday. A voluntary evacuation of the county will take place at 8 a.m. Friday, at which time shelters will open.
Residents evacuating to a shelter should bring identification, any needed medications, any needed items like glasses or diapers, clothing for 3-7 days, pillows, toiletries, chargers for cell phones, and books, games or cards. Residents should bring sheets or bedding, and cots and air mattresses if available. Alcohol, illegal substances, and weapons are not permitted.
West Brunswick High School, 550 Whiteville Road in Shallotte
North Brunswick High School, 114 Scorpion Drive in Leland
South Brunswick High School, 100 Cougar Road in Boiling Spring Lakes
Dogs and cats are accepted at the West Brunswick High School shelter, but not the North Brunswick High School or South Brunswick High School shelters.
Owners must stay at the shelter as well, and should bring documentation of rabies vaccines, food, any medicines, and any other items necessary for your pets.
Residents who are evacuating may also take pets to the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Animals must be reclaimed within three days of the state of emergency being lifted.
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