Red Cross Opens Shelters For Hurricane Irma Evacuees In North Carolina

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — The Red Cross is opening a shelter in Huntersville, and three other North Carolina locations, for Hurricane Irma evacuees beginning tonight.

The shelter will be housed a the old t J.M. Alexander Middle School site, located at 12201 Hambright Road, in Huntersville.

The shelter is equipped to accommodate those with special needs, as well as those with pets.

“Red Cross workers are providing meals, a safe place to sleep and emotional support for those who have fled Hurricane Irma and found themselves in North Carolina,” said Mary Donny, Red Cross disaster relief job director in North Carolina.

The other locations are as follows:

Henderson County

  • East Henderson High School – 150 Eagle Pride Dr., East Flat Rock, NC. Open at 7 p.m.

Cleveland County

  • Bethlehem Fire Department, 1128 Bethlehem Rd Kings Mountain, NC. Open at 7 p.m.

Johnston County

  • 912 N. Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC. Open at 7 p.m.