HUNTERSVILLE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - The City of Charlotte will be opening shelters to out of town Irma evacuees in various locations around the city.
With help from the American Red Cross and other local partners, the city is working to open a shelter for those trying to escape the path of Hurricane Irma.
The shelter, located at J.M. Alexander Middle School on Hambright Road in Huntersville, opened at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The shelter is equipped to accommodate those with special needs, as well as those with pets.
Other agencies providing assistance during the sheltering operation include:
- Metrolina Healthcare Preparedness Coalition
- Mecklenburg EMS Agency – Medic
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care and Control
- Huntersville Police Department
- Charlotte Fire Department
- Huntersville Fire Department
The City of Charlotte says there has been no need for shelters to open in Charlotte, but if there is they will adjust accordingly. Additional shelters opening up across the state include:
- East Henderson High School - 150 Eagle Pride Dr., East Flat Rock, NC. Open at 7 p.m.
- Bethlehem Fire Department, 1128 Bethlehem Rd Kings Mountain, NC. Open at 7 p.m.
- JM Alexander Middle School, 12010 Hambright Rd. Huntersville, NC. Open at 5 p.m.
- 912 N. Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC. Open at 7 p.m.