CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Shelters are opening up across the Charlotte area for Hurricane Florence evacuees.
“This is a dangerous storm and could have significant impact inland,” said Angela A. Broome Powley, American Red Cross Greater Carolinas Region. “We urge anyone in the path of Florence to get ready now and follow requests from emergency management officials.”
The following shelters are currently open:
Graham Recreation Center, 311 College St., Graham, N.C.
Wadesboro Primary School, US 52 South, Wadesboro, N.C.
Ashe County High School, 184 Campus Drive, West Jefferson, N.C.
West Caldwell H.S., 300 W.Caldwell Dr., Lenoir, N.C.
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 2825 University Pkwy., Winston-Salem, N.C.
Glenwood Recreation Center, 2010 Coliseum Blvd., Greensboro, N.C.
7th Day Adventist, 279 Eastchester Dr., High Point, N.C.
Grady Cole Center, 310 N Kings Drive, Charlotte, N.C.
Page Elementary School, 897 Page St., Troy, N.C.
Polk County Middle School, 321, Wolverine Trail, Mill Spring, N.C.
828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd, Salisbury, N.C.
Rockingham Middle School, 182 High School Rd., Reidsville, N.C.
Locust Elementary School, 103 School Rd., Locust, N.C.
Monroe Middle School, 601 E. Sunset Dr., Monroe, N.C.
Alliance Bible Fellowship, 1035 NC Highway 105 Bypass, Boone, N.C.
Anyone who needs to find a shelter can click here, check the Red Cross Emergency App or call 1 800-RED CROSS.
Anyone who plans to stay in a Red Cross shelter should bring the following:
- Prescription medications
- Extra clothing
- Hygiene supplies
- Important documents
- Other comfort items.
They should also include any special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, and durable medical equipment and/or assistive technology if applicable.
The Red Cross can provide medical equipment and/or assistive technology loaners, but it may take a little time depending on inventory on hand and availability of delivery systems to get them to the shelter.
The Salvation Army also opened its doors Saturday afternoon at 1361 Caldwell Street in Statesville.