Shelters and Evacuation
Being prepared to stay in a shelter will help reduce stress and make the stay less uncomfortable. All Pender County shelters are housed inside school buildings. Residents going to shelters need to take bedding, toiletries, medications, snacks and children’s items. For more information on how to prepare for sheltering, please visit our What to know when sheltering section on our Hurricane Florence Dashboard.
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Burgaw Middle School – 500 Wright Street, Burgaw, NC 28425
Capacity – 505 general population Pet Friendly
*Residents of the Burgaw Middle School shelter are being moved into Burgaw Elementary, 400 N Wright Street; Burgaw Middle will continue to house pets. Anyone who signs into the Burgaw Elementary School shelter should take their crated pet to Burgaw Middle School. Owners should bring pet food, water, and any pet meds.
People are NOT permitted to just drop off their pets.
Malpass Corner Elementary School – 4992 Malpass Corner Road, Burgaw, NC 28425
Total Capacity – 1,000 general population
Malpass Corners Elementary will open Wednesday, Sept.12, at 8 a.m.
Topsail Elementary School – 17385 US Highway 17, Hampstead, NC
Capacity – 570 general population
Topsail Elementary will open Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.
Cape Fear Middle School – 1886 NC Highway 133, Rocky Point, NC 28457
Capacity – 825 general population
Cape Fear Middle School will open Wednesday, Sept.12, at 8 a.m.