Greensboro Opens Shelter for Evacuees

Temporary Shelter Opens in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, NC (September 10, 2017) -The City of Greensboro has donated a vacant warehouse to be used as a temporary shelter to accommodate people who are coming to North Carolina to get out of Hurricane Irma’s path. The shelter is located at 2305 Soabar Street. The shelter is operated by the American Red Cross and opened this afternoon at 12 pm. The warehouse includes fully conditioned quarters with a capacity of 500 beds in 84,900 square feet of space. This shelter will provide temporary resources for people to rest and will also be able to accommodate companion animals.

North Carolina Emergency Management is working with the American Red Cross and county emergency managers to ensure that evacuees have safe shelter from the storm, which is causing significant damage in Florida and bringing many evacuees to North Carolina, where hotel rooms are hard to find. Currently there is no need for people to provide donations for evacuees at this shelter.

Four additional shelters opened on Saturday. All are capable of accepting pets.

* Gaston County: Gaston County Resource Center, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy., Dallas 28034
* Guilford County: City of Greensboro Shelter, 2305 Soabar St., Greensboro 27406
Opens at noon today
* Henderson County: East Henderson High School, 110 Upward Road, Hendersonville 28726
* Johnston County: Johnston County Industries, 912 N. Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield 27577
* Mecklenburg County: (OLD) J.M. Alexander Middle School, 12010 Hambright Road, Huntersville 28078
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