North Carolina opens over 50 emergency shelters ahead of Florence

- North Carolina has opened more than 50 emergency shelters ahead of Hurricane Florence. 

Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it was imperative locals heed the evacuation warnings.

He says the time to flee Hurricane Florence is now. Landfall was expected sometime late Thursday and FEMA officials said Wednesday was the last day for people to get out safely.

"Today's the day," he said. "It's time for our citizens to be a part of the team. Heed those warnings and evacuate if you're in one of the zones."

RELATED: South Carolina opens emergency shelters ahead of Hurricane Florence

Byard told a news conference at FEMA headquarters in Washington that the agency has all the resources it needs to react to the natural disaster.

Shelter locations for those evacuating from the state’s eastern and coastal counties: 

LINK: See more models on MyFoxHurricane.com

  • Alamance County:
    • The Lamb's Chapel; FULL
      415 Roxboro Rd.
      Haw River, NC 27258
    • Fairchild Community Center; Open
      827 S. Graham Hopedale Road
      Burlington, NC
  • Anson County:
    • Wadesboro Primary School; Open
      1542 US Highway 52 S
      Wadesboro, NC 28170
  • Beaufort County:
    • PS Jones Middle School; Open
      4105 Market Street Extension
      Washington, NC 27889
    • Washington High School; FULL
      400 Slatestone Rd.
      Washington, NC 27889
    • Beaufort County Animal Control (open only for pets belonging to individuals sheltering in Beaufort County shelters); Open
      3931 US 264 East
      Washington, NC 27889
  • Bertie County:
    • Bertie County Middle School; Open
      652 US 13N
      Windsor, NC 27983
    • Colerain Elementary School; Open 
      202 North Academy Street
      Colerain, NC 27924
    • West Bertie Elementary School; Open
      3734 Governors Rd.
      Kelford, NC 27847
  • Bladen County:
    • West Bladen High (Medical Needs and pet-friendly); Open
      1600 NC 410 Hwy.
      Bladenboro, NC 28320
    • East Bladen High; Open
      5600 NC 87 Hwy.
      Elizabethtown, NC 28337
    • Bladen Lakes School; Open
      9554 Johnsontown Road
      Elizabethtown, NC 28337
    • Elizabethtown Middle School; Open
      1496 US Highway 701 South
      Elizabethtown, NC 28337
    • East Arcadia School; Open
      21451 NC Hwy 87 East
      Riegelwood, NC 28456
  • Brunswick County:
    • South Brunswick High School; Open
      280 Cougar Road
      Boiling Springs Lake, NC 28461
    • North Brunswick High School; Open
      114 Scorpion Dr NE
      Leland, NC 28451
    • West Brunswick High School (pet-friendly); FULL
      550 Whiteville Rd NW
      Shallotte, NC 28470
    • South Brunswick Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
      200 Cougar Road
      Southport, NC
  • Carteret County:
    • Newport Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
      500 East Chatham Street
      Newport, NC 28570
  • Chatham County:
    • Chatham Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
      2025 S 2nd Avenue Ext.
      Siler City, NC 27344
    • Northwood High School (pet-friendly); Open
      310 Northwood High School Rd.
      Pittsboro, NC 27312
  • Chowan County:
    • John A. Holmes High School; CLOSED
      600 Woodard St.
      Edenton, NC 27932
    • Chowan Middle School (Pet-Friendly); CLOSED
      2845 Virginia Road
      Tyner, NC 27980
  • Columbus County:
    • West Columbus High School; FULL
      7294 Andrew Jackson Highway SW
      Cerro Gordo, NC 28430
    • East Columbus High School; Open
      32 Gator Lane
      Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
    • Guideway Elementary School; Open
      11570 Swamp Fox Hwy East
      Tabor City, NC 28463
    • South Columbus High School; Open
      40 Stallion Drive
      Tabor City, NC 28463
    • Edgewood Elementary School (pet-friendly); FULL
      317 E. Calhoun St.
      Whiteville, NC 28472
  • Craven County:
    • Havelock High School; Open
      101 Webb Blvd.
      Havelock, NC 28352
    • Brinson Elementary School; Open
      319 Neuse Forest Ave.
      New Bern, NC 28560
    • Benn Quinn Elementary School (pet-friendly); Open
      4275 Martin Luther King Blvd.
      New Bern, NC 28562
    • Trent Park Elementary School
      2500 Educational Drive
      New Bern, NC 28562
    • Farm Life Elementary School; CLOSED
      2000 Farm Life Ave.
      Vanceboro, NC 28586
  • Cumberland County: 
    • Mac Williams Middle School; FULL
      4644 Clinton Road 
      Fayetteville, NC 28312
    • National Guard Armory
      3555 Owen Dr.
      Fayetteville, NC 28306
      (Designated for Jones County evacuees)
    • Pine Forest High School (pet-friendly); Open 
      525 Andrews Road
      Fayetteville, NC 28311
    • Seventy-First High School; Open
      6764 Raeford Road 
      Fayetteville, NC 28304
    • Smith Recreation Center (pet-friendly); FULL
      1520 Slater Ave.
      Fayetteville, NC 28301
    • Kiwanis Recreation Center; Open
      252 Devers St.
      Fayetteville, NC
    • Southview High School (pet-friendly); Open 
      4184 Elk Road
      Hope Mills, NC 28348
    • W. T. Brown Elementary School; Open 
      2522 Andrews Church Road
      Spring Lake, NC 28390
  • Duplin County:
    • Beulaville Elementary School; Open
      214 Jones St.
      Beulaville, NC 28518
    • East Duplin High School; FULL
      394 N. NC 111 Highway
      Beulaville, NC 28518
    • Kenansville Elementary School; FULL
      328 Limestone Road
      Kenansville, NC 28349
    • Wallace-Rose Hill High; Open
      602 High School Rd.
      Teachey, NC 28464
    • North Duplin Elementary School; Open
      157 N. Duplin School Rd.
      Mount Olive, NC 28365
    • James Kenan High School (pet-friendly); Open
      1241 NC 24 &50 Hwy.
      Warsaw, NC 28398
  • Durham County:
    • Hillside High School (pet-friendly); Open
      3727 Fayetteville Rd.
      Durham, NC 27707
    • Bahama Ruritan Club; Open
      8202 Stagville Rd.
      Bahama, NC 27503
  • Edgecombe County:
    • D.S. Johnson Elementary School; Open
      600 N. Fairview Road
      Rocky Mount, NC 27801
    • North Edgecombe High School; Open
      7589 N.C. 33-NW
      Tarboro, NC 27886
    • Tarboro High School; Open
      1400 Howard Ave.
      Tarboro, NC 27886
    • Martin Millennium Academy; Open
      400 E. Johnston St.
      Tarboro, NC 27886
    • GW Carver Elementary School; Open
      604 E. Hamlet St.
      Pinetops, NC 27864
  • Forsyth County:
    • Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum (pet-friendly); FULL
       2825 University Pkwy
      Winston-Salem, NC 27105
  • Franklin County:
    • National Guard Armory; Open
      200 S Bickett Blvd
      Louisburg, NC 27549
    • Franklinton High School; CLOSED
      910 Cedar Creek Road
      Franklinton, NC 27525
    • Louisburg Senior Center; Open
      127 Shannon Village
      Louisburg, NC 27549
  • Gaston County
    • Ashbrook High School; Open
      2222 S. New Hope Road
      Gastonia, NC
  • Gates County:
    • Gates County High School (pet-friendly); CLOSED
      88 US Highway 158 West
      Gatesville, NC 27938
  • Greene County:
    • Greene Central High School; Open 
      140 School Drive
      Snow Hill, NC 28580
    • Greene County Intermediate School; Open
      614 Middle School Road
      Snow Hill, NC 28580
  • Guilford County: 
    • High Point Seventh Day Adventist Church; Open
      279 Eastchester Drive, HP
      High Point, NC
    • Glenwood Center; Open
      2010 Coliseum Boulevard
      Greensboro, NC
  • Halifax County:
    • Enfield Middle School; CLOSED
      13697 Hwy 481
      Enfield, NC
    • Willima R. Davie Middle School; CLOSED
      4391 US Highway 158
      Roanoke Rapids, NC
    • The Centre at Halifax Community College (pet-friendly); CLOSED
      100 College Drive
      Weldon, NC 2789
    • Scotland Neck Senior Center; CLOSED
      1403 Church Street
      Scotland Neck, NC 27874
  • Harnett County:
    • Triton High School (pet-friendly); CLOSED
      215 Maynard Lake Road
      Erwin, NC 28339
    • Overhills High School;  Open
      2495 Ray Road
      Spring Lake, NC 28390
    • Coats Erwin Middle School; Open
      2833 NC-55
      Dunn, NC
  • Hertford County:
    • Hertford County High School (pet-friendly); CLOSED
      1326 1st St. West
      Ahoskie, NC 27910
    • Hertford County Middle School; CLOSED
      1850 NC Highway 11
      Murfreesboro, NC 27855
  • Hoke County:
    • Don Steed Elementary School (pet-friendly); Open
      800 Phillipi Church Rd
      Raeford, NC 28376
    • Sandy Grove Middle School; Open
      300 Chason Road
      Lumber Bridge, NC 28377
    • Hoke High School; Open
      505 Bethel Road
      Raeford, NC 28376
    • West Hoke Middle School; Open
      200 NC 211 West
      Raeford, NC 28376
  • Johnston County:
    • Clayton High School; Open
      600 Fayetteville St.
      Clayton, NC 27520
    • North Johnston Middle School (pet-friendly); FULL
      435 Oil Company Rd.
      Micro, NC 27555
    • Benson Middle School; Open
      1600 North Wall St.
      Benson, NC 27504
    • West Johnston High School (Pet-Friendly); Open
      3935 Raleigh Rd.
      Benson, NC 27504
  • Lee County:
    • National Guard Armory; FULL
      2214 Nash St.
      Sanford, NC 27331
      (Designated for coastal evacuees)
    • SanLee Middle School (pet-friendly); FULL
      2309 Tramway Road
      Sanford, NC
  • Lenoir County:
    • South Lenoir High School (pet-friendly); CLOSED
      3355 NC Highway 11 South
      Deep Run, NC 28525
    • North Lenoir High School; Open
      2400 Institute Road
      LaGrange, NC 28551
    • Lenoir Community College (pet-friendly); Open
      231 NC Highway 58
      Kinston, NC 28504
  • Martin County: 
    • Riverside Middle School; Open
      2920 US Hwy 17
      Williamston, NC 27892
  • McDowell County:
    • Corpening Memorial YMCA; Open
      348 Grace Corpening Road
      Marion
  • Mecklenburg County:
    • Ardrey Kell High School (pet-friendly); Open
      10220 Ardrey Kell
      Charlotte, NC 28277
    • East Mecklenburg High School (pet-friendly); Open
      6800 Monroe Road
      Charlotte, NC 28212
    • North Mecklenburg High School; Open
      11201 Old Statesville Road
      Huntersville, NC 28078
    • South Mecklenburg High School; Open
      8900 Park Road
      Charlotte, NC 28210
    • West Mecklenburg High School; Open
      7400 Tuckaseegee Rd.
      Charlotte, NC 28214
  • Montgomery County
    • Page Street Elementary School; Open
      867 Page Street
      Troy, NC
  • Moore County: 
    • Agricultural Building; FULL
      707 Pinehurst Ave.
      Carthage, NC 28327
    • North Moore High School
      1504 North Moore Road
      Robbins, NC 27325
  • Nash County:
    • Englewood Baptist Church (pet-friendly); FULL
      1350 S Winstead Ave.
      Rocky Mount, NC 27803
    • Nash Central High School; Open
      4279 Nash Central High Rd.
      Rocky Mount, NC 27804
    • Southern Nash High School (pet-friendly); Open
      6446 Southern Nash High Rd.
      Bailey, NC 27807
  • New Hanover County:
    • Trask Middle School (pet-friendly); FULL
      2900 N College Rd.
      Wilmington, NC 28405
    • Codington Elementary School; Open
      4321 Carolina Beach Rd. 
      Wilmington, NC28412
    • Johnson Pre-K Center; FULL
      1100 McRae St.
      Wilmington, NC 28401
    • Noble Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
      6520 Noble Middle School
      Wilmington, NC 28405
    • Eaton Elementary School (pet-friendly); Open
      6701 Gordon Rd.
      Wilmington, NC 28411
  • Northampton County:
    • Conway Middle School; CLOSED
      400 East Main St.
      Conway, NC 27820
    • Northampton High School Gaston; CLOSED
      152 Hurricane Drive
      Gaston, NC 27832
    • Northampton Cultural and Wellness Center (pet-friendly); CLOSED
      9536 NC 305 Highway
      Jackson, NC 27845
  • Onslow County: 
    • Dixon Middle School; Open
      118 Ridge Field Ave.
      Sneads Ferry, NC
    • Swansboro High School; Open
      161 Queens Creek Road
      Swansboro, NC
    • Jacksonville Commons Middle School; Open
      315 Commons Drive
      Jacksonville, NC
  • Orange County:
    • Smith Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
      9201 Seawell School Road
      Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    • CW Stanford Middle School (pet-friendly); Open
      308 Orange High School Road
      Hillsborough, NC 27278
  • Pamlico County:
    • Pamlico Community College (pet-friendly); FULL
      5049 NC 306 Highway South
      Grantsboro, NC 28529
  • Pasquotank County:
    • Kermit E White Center; CLOSED
      1704 Weeksville Rd.
      Elizabeth City, NC 27909
  • Pender County: 
    • Topsail Elementary School; FULL
      17385 US-17
      Hampstead, NC 28443
    • Cape Fear Elementary School; FULL
      1888 NC Hwy 133
      Hampstead, NC
    • Cape Fear Middle School; Open
      1886 NC-133
      Rocky Point, NC 28457
    • Malpass Corners Elementary School; FULL
      4992 Malpass Corner Rd.
      Burgaw, NC 28425
    • Burgaw Middle School pet-friendly; Open
      500 S Wright St.
      Burgaw, NC 28425
  • Perquimans County:
    • Perquimans High School; CLOSED
      305 South Edenton Road Street
      Hertford, NC 27944
  • Person County:
    • Clement Baptist Church (pet-friendly); Open
      8480 Burlington Road
      Hurdle Mills, NC 27541
  • Pitt County: 
    • Ayden Middle School; CLOSED
      1207 West 3rd Street
      Ayden, NC 28513
    • Farmville Middle School; Open
      800 Grimmersburg Street
      Farmville, NC 27828
    • EB Aycock Middle School; Open
      1325 Red Banks Road
      Greenville, NC 27858
    • Hope Middle School; Open
      2995 Mills Road
      Greenville, NC 27858
    • Walter B. Jones ADA (functional medical support shelter); Open
      2577 W. 5th Street
      Greenville, NC 27834
    • Wellcome Middle School; FULL
      3101 N. Memorial Drive
      Greenville, NC 27834
  • Randolph County:
    • First Baptist Church (pet-friendly); Open
      133 North Church Street
      Asheboro, NC 27203
  • Richmond County:
    • Minteral Springs School; Open
      1426 Greenlake Rd.
      Ellerbe, NC
    • Richmond Senior High School; Open
      828 US 1 Hwy
      Rockingham, NC 28379
  • Robeson County:
    • Purnell Swett High School; Open
      11344 Deep Branch Road
      Pembroke, NC 28372
    • Fairmont Middle School; Open
      402 Iona Street
      Fairmont, NC 28340
    • South Robeson High School
      3268 South Robeson Road
      Rowland, NC 28383
    • St. Pauls High School; Open
      648 North Old Stage Road
      St. Pauls, NC 28384
    • Lumberton Senior High School; Open
      3901 Fayetteville Road
      Lumberton, NC 28358
  • Rockingham County:
    • Rockingham Middle School; Open
      182 High School Road
      Reidsville, NC 27320
  • Sampson County:
    • Clinton High School; Open
      340 Indian Town Rd.
      Clinton, NC 28328
    • Sampson County Adult Day Care
      210 Fisher Drive
      Clinton, NC 28328
    • Hobbton Middle School; Open
      12081 Hobbton Highway
      Newton Grove, NC 28366
    • Midway High School; Open
      15274 Spivey’s Corner Highway
      Dunn, NC 28366
    • Lakewood High School; Open
      245 Lakewood School Rd.
      Salemburg, NC 28385
    • Sampson Middle; Open
      1201 West Elizabeth St 
      Clinton, NC
    • Sampson County Livestock; Open
      1020 Taylors Bridge Hwy
      Clinton, NC
    • Plainview Elementary; Open
      4140 Plainview Highway
      Dunn, NC
    • Hobbton Elementary School; FULL
      12361 Hobbton Highway
      Newton Grove, NC 28366     
    • Hobbton High School; Open
      12201 Hobbton Highway     
      Newton Grove, NC 28366
    • Roseboro Elementary; Open
      180 Butler Island Road
      Roseboro, NC
  • Scotland County:
    • Scotland County High School (pet-friendly); Open
      1200 West Church Street
      Laurinburg, NC 28352
  • Stanly County:
    • Anderson Grove Baptist Church; Open
      2225 E. Main St.
      Albemarle, NC
    • Locust Elementary School; Open
      103 School Rd. 
      Locust; NC
  • Union County:
    • Monroe Middle School; Open
      601 East Sunset Drive
      Monroe, NC
  • Vance County:
    • EM Rollins Elementary School; CLOSED
      1600 South Garnett Street
      Henderson, NC 27536
  • Wake County:
    • Middle Creek High School (pet-friendly); Open
      123 Middle Creek Park Avenue
      Apex, NC 27539
    • Garner High School; FULL
      2141 Spring Drive
      Garner, NC 27529
    • Knightdale High School (pet-friendly); FULL
      100 Bryan Chalk Ln.
      Knightdale, NC 27545
    • Sanderson High School; Open
      5500 Dixon Drive
      Raleigh, NC 27609
    • Southeast Raleigh High School (pet-friendly); FULL
      2600 Rock Quarry Road
      Raleigh, NC 27610
    • Heritage High School; Open
      1150 Forestville Road
      Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Warren County:
    • Warren County High School (pet-friendly); CLOSED
      149 Campus Drive
      Warrenton, NC 27589
  • Washington County:
    • Pines Elementary School; CLOSED
      3177 US Highway 64 East
      Plymouth, NC 27962
  • Wayne County:
    • Tommy's Road Elementary; Open
      1150 Tommy's Road
      Goldsboro, NC 27534
    • Wayne Academy; Open
      801 North Lionel Street
      Goldsboro, NC 27530        
    • Carver Elementary; FULL
      400 Old Seven Springs Rd.
      Mount Olive, NC  28365           
    • Mount Olive Middle School; Open
      309 Wooten St.
      Mount Olive, NC 28365
    • Spring Creek High School; CLOSED
      4340 Indian Springs Road
      Seven Springs, NC 28578
    • Spring Creek Middle School; Open
      3579 NC-111 S
      Seven Springs, NC 28578
  • Wilson County:
    • Darden Middle School; Open
      1665 Lipscomb Road
      Wilson, NC 27893
    • Fike High School (pet-friendly); Open
      500 Harrison Dr N
      Wilson, NC 27893

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