Moore County declared a State of Emergency from Hurricane Florence Tuesday afternoon and opened a shelter Wednesday at the Moore County Ag Building located at 707 Pinehurst Ave. in Carthage.

As of Thursday evening, the 80 cot shelter was at capacity; however, a second shelter is now open.

The town of Robbins announced Moore County Social Services has open a shelter at North Moore High School, located at 1504 N. Moore Road in Robbins at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 13.

The North Moore High School shelter’s rules and regulations:

Shelter Rules and Regulations for North Moore High School:

~Children under 18 years of age with the exception of emancipated minors must be accompanied by an adult when entering the shelter and remain in the custody of the guardian during their stay.

~Residents are instructed not to bring alcohol, drugs, guns or other weapons, “boom boxes”, radios, TVs, or perishable goods. Law enforcement will have the authority to search bags and confiscate any items brought into the shelter.

~Residents utilizing public shelter spaces are instructed to bring medications, blankets, special dietary foods/formulas, and a supply of food for personal consumption.

~Public shelters should be considered “shelters of last resort” with very basic provisions for a safe and dry environment to include a cot for sleeping and limited meal capabilities.

~This is NOT a Medically Fragile Patient Shelter.

~This is NOT a Pet Friendly Shelter. 

The Moore County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated to manage the overall storm response and recovery efforts beginning Wednesday.  To reach the EOC, please call 910-947-6317.

Moore County Governmental Offices will be closed Thursday through Sunday.

“Please do not call the 911 or EOC to report power outages, get road conditions or to arrange transportation to or from work,” said the county in a news release. “Please contact the NC Department of Transportation at 910-773-8070 or your local municipal Public Works Department concerning road clearing operations.”

Feature photo credit/NASA of Hurricane Florence.

This article will be updated if more shelters open to the public.

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