Emergency shelters, FEMA staging area open in Cumberland County as Dorian approaches

Emergency shelters, FEMA staging area open in Cumberland County as Dorian approaches


THE RAIN FROM DORIAN, THE CITY COULD SEE FLOODING. IN THE SANDHILLS, STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN AS WE SPEAK TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO GO DURING THE STORM. CUMBERLAND COUNTY EMERGENCY SHELTERS ARE OPEN. THAT’S WHERE WE FIND KALE LAY STRAYER. WHAT IS THE LATEST ON THIS. Reporter: GOOD MORNING. SMITH RECREATION CENTER WILL BE OPENING AT 8:00 THIS MORNING. THE OTHER SHELTER THAT THE COUNTY IS OPERATING IS IN HOPE MILLS, SOUTH VIEW HIGH SCHOOL. THAT HOPS AT 8:00. YOU CAN BRING YOUR PETS. THEY WILL BE HOUSED SEPARATELY BUT CUMBERLAND ANIMAL CONTROL WILL BE HERE TO HELP WITH THE PROCESS, BRING ANY MEDICATIONS, BLANKETS, PILLOWS, SNACKS THAT YOU HAVE AVAILABLE. FEMA IS SET UP AT FORT BRAGG READY TO HELP OUT WITH ANY IMPACTS FROM DORIAN. WE WENT OUT THERE YESTERDAY AND SAW HUNDREDS OF TRAILERS LOADED WITH FOOD, WATER, EMERGENCY SUPPLIES PLUS MORE THAN 50 POWERFUL GENERATORS. ALL OF THESE ITEMS WILL BE GOING OUT TO DORIAN VICTIMS WITH A MOMENT’S NOTICE. THEY ARE WAITING TO SEE WHERE THE REQUESTS ARE COMING IN FROM. IF I DON’T HAVE TO DO MY JOB WHEN I GO OUT, NOBODY IS SUFFERING. IF I HAVE TO PUT A GENERATOR OUT THERE, WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS HAPPY, SAFE, HEALTHY AND THEY CAN GO TO THEIR HOME AT THE END OF THE DAY OR MISSION. Reporter: COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE SET UP AN EMERGENCY INFORMATION LINE. THAT NUMBER TO CALL AT 8:00 THIS MORNING (910)678-7657. THEY WILL HAVE PEOPLE THERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE AS DORIAN MAKES ITS

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