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Seven Emergency Shelters Will Open at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday
Published by Pamela Sands on September 12, 2018

Cumberland County will open seven emergency shelters at 3 p.m. today, Sept. 12, for residents affected by possible flooding and other issues related to Hurricane Florence.

Residents may begin reporting to the following locations at 3 p.m.:
• Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers Street, Fayetteville
• Mac Williams Middle School, 4644 Clinton Road, Fayetteville
• Pine Forest High School, 525 Andrews Road, Fayetteville
• Seventy-First High School, 6764 Raeford Road, Fayetteville
• Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave., Fayetteville
• South View High School, 4184 Elk Road, Hope Mills
• W. T. Brown Elementary School, 2522 Andrews Church Road, Spring Lake

Shelter information is available on the County’s website at

All residents, especially those in flood-prone and low-lying areas, should have their personal sheltering plans and emergency preparation kits in place by this evening.  Residents can access the flood zone maps on the county’s GIS website at Users can enter their address, select the Layers icon, located at the upper right of the screen and select the “Flood Zone
Areas” check box.

The shelters at Pine Forest High School and South View High School will have pet accommodations. Pet owners should bring pet food, medication, crates, collars, leashes and rabies vaccination records. Animal Control staff will be on-site, but owners will be expected to provide daily care for their animals during their stay at the shelter.

Non-emergency Hurricane Florence Information Line – 910-678-7657
A non-emergency Hurricane Florence information line will go live at 10 a.m. today in the Emergency
Operations Center. Residents may call 910-678-7657 with questions.

In addition, if residents need to evacuate and do not have transportation to the shelter or need other assistance, they may call 910-678-7657.  The County will fully activate its Emergency Operations Center at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 12. During the event, a Joint Information Center will be staffed by the County’s Public Information Office and City of Fayetteville Corporate Communications.

Prepare Now
If you have not already, start building your emergency kits now. Residents should have supplies of food and water available for at least the first 72 hours. Go to to find a full list of supplies you should have on hand.
– Residents going to shelters should bring blankets, pillows, toiletries, any medications and several changes of clothes. Snacks should be non-perishable and not require refrigeration or heating. Caregivers should accompany any residents who have special needs.
– Bring formula, baby food and diapers for infants. Do not bring any food that requires refrigeration or that needs to be heated.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for severe weather and emergency notifications through the Cumberland
ALERTS system. Register at

Information will be released through the County’s:
– Website at
– Facebook –
– Twitter –

Ways to Stay Connected:
• City of Fayetteville NC App on Google Play or Apple App Store
• Facebook page at
• Watch local updates on FayTV at or on Spectrum Cable Ch. 7
• Follow the Fayetteville Police Department on Facebook at and access their app directly through the City app or download by typing in Fayetteville Police Department through Google Play and the Apple App Store