Shelters for Irma evacuees opening in NC

The American Red Cross is opening a shelter for out-of-state evacuees in the old J.M. Alexander Middle School in Huntersville.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The American Red Cross is opening a number of shelters for evacuees in the Carolinas Saturday night.

The shelter is only for out-of-state evacuees who came here from areas in Hurricane Irma's path. The shelters are capable of accommodating pets, according to officials.

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The American Red Cross worked in partnership with the North Carolina Emergency Management and the City of Charlotte in opening up the shelters.

The shelters are opening in these locations:

Gaston County

Gaston County Resource Center 

1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy.

Dallas, NC 28034        


Guilford County

City of Greensboro Shelter

2305 Soabar St.

Greensboro, NC 27406


Henderson County

East Henderson High School

110 Upward Rd.  

Hendersonville, NC 28726      


Johnston County

Johnston County Industries

912 N. Brightleaf Blvd.  

Smithfield, NC


Mecklenburg County

The old J.M. Alexander Middle School

12010 Hambright Rd. 

Huntersville, NC 28078


RELATED: LIVE BLOG: Irma preps in the Carolinas

Stick with throughout the week for updates on Hurricane Irma and the latest forecast.

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