HAMPTON ROADS Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irene, local municipalities are opening shelters to the public. Officials say you need to bring what you need (bedding, medications, food, etc.).


Granby High School, 7101 Granby Street

Norview High School, 6501 Chesapeake Blvd.

Lake Taylor Middle School, 1380 Kempsville Road

Maury High School, 322 Shirley Avenue

Campostella Elementary School, 1106 Campostella Road

East Oceanview Senior Center, 600 East Oceanview Ave.

Bayview Recreation Center, 8613 Willow Terrace

Hickory Middle School, 1996 Hawk Blvd.

Western Branch High School, 1968 Bruin Place

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, 2706 Border Road

PET SHELTER: River Crest Community Center 1001 River Walk Parkway (with Pet Owners to be housed at Oscar Smith High School).
Pet owners must provide all necessary food and bedding for their pet. If possible, a cage/crate for the pet and vaccination information should be provided; however, neither of these are required and a pet without either will not be turned away. Owners will be responsible for administering medical or other care for their pet. Shelter staff will provide basic monitoring of the shelter.

Residents who decide to come to a shelter need to understand that conditions are extremely basic. Residents should bring adequate food, water, medical supplies, bedding and comfort items for each member of their family for a stay of at least 48 hours due to the anticipated severity of the storm.

Shelters provide a safe, dry location during the storm. In addition, access to electrical power (other than lighting) is extremely limited or may not be available at all.

Residents with questions or concerns should call: 382-CITY (2489).


The City of Virginia Beach will open four emergency shelters to accommodate residents during Hurricane Irene.

Two will open at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26:

-Landstown High School, 2001 Concert Drive
-Salem High School, 1993 SunDevil Drive

Landstown is designated as a general shelter, available to the public. Salem is designated as a medically friendly shelter, for people with special medical needs. Fifty cots will be available for this purpose.

Two more general public shelters will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27:

- Birdneck Elementary School, 957 S. Birdneck Road
- Cox High School, 2425 Shorehaven Drive
-Virginia Beach Field House, 2157 Landstown Road

The shelters will remain open as long as necessary during and after the storm.


7:00 p.m. Friday: Churchland Middle School, 4051 River Shore Road
8:00 a.m. Saturday: Cradock Middle School, 21 Alden Avenue
8:00 a.m. Saturday: Churchland Primary Elementary School, 5700 Hedgerow Lane
8:00 a.m. Saturday: Hodges Manor Elementary School, 1201 Cherokee Road


Opening Friday at 8:00 p.m.
Nansemond River High School, 3301 Nansemond Parkway - for people and pets
Lakeland High School, 214 Kenyon Road
King's Fork High School, 351 King's Fork Road.


The city of Hampton will open a shelter at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Bethel High School, 1067 Big Bethel Road.

Residents should bring any medications or special needs equipment; air mattresses, blankets and pillows; diapers, toys, games and books for children; food; and water (recommended 1 gallon per person per day). Pets will be accepted; owners should bring a cage or crate, food and water, and medications. Additional shelters will be opened if needed.


Warwick HighSchool, 51 Copeland Lane, opens at noon Friday. Limited space for pets.

Denbigh High School, 259 Denbigh Boulevard. Opens at 7:00 a.m. Saturday.

Citizens can call 269-2912.

Bring bedding, toiletries, clothing, water, food, flashlights, medicines, etc.


Grafton High School, 403 Grafton Drive, opens at 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 26.


Quarterpath Rec Center, 202 Quarterpath Road, opens at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, August 27.


Smithfield Middle School, 14175 Turner Dr. opens at 7:00 p.m. Friday
Windsor High School, 24 Church Street, opens at 7:00 p.m. Friday.

8:00 a.m. Saturday: L.P. Jackson Middle School, 4255 New Design Road, Dendron

Nandua Middle School, 26350 Lankford Highway, opens at 6:00 a.m. Saturday
Arcadia Middle School, 29485 Horsey Road., opens at 6:00 a.m. Saturday

Conway Middle School and Northampton County High School West open at 7:00 p.m. Friday.


The State of North Carolina will be opening 2 shelters at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning for Dare County evacuees, at the following addresses:

TJ Davis Recreation Center
400 E. Sixth Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Pets will not be co-located at this shelter, but accommodations will be available and information will be provided upon arrival.

Northampton Cultural & Wellness Center
9536 Hwy 305 North, Jackson, NC 27845
Pets will be co-located at this site.

Dare County residents without a means of transportation to a state managed shelter outside of Dare County may call 252-475-5640 to make travel arrangements.

Those with special medical needs should contact 252-475-5655 for assistance.

Note: No pets will be accepted in shelters in Northampton County.

Kermit E. White Center, 1704 Weeksville Road open Friday night

Shelters will open at 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 26
Chowan Middle School, 2845 Virginia Rd., Tyner, NC
John A. Holmes High School, 600 Woodard St., Edenton, NC 27932
Former DF Walker School, Former DF Walker School

For info, Chowan Co. Emergency Ops Center at 252-482-7265 after noon Friday.


Hertford HSopens at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26. Bring your own blankets, medical supplies, personal items, including food, to last three days.

Special needs residents must be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.

For information, call 252-358-7819.


* Nash County Shelter is set to open at Inglewood Baptist Church, 1350 S.Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC at 8:00 AM Thursday for Ocracoke Island evacuees. Pets will not be co-located, but accommodations will be available and info provided upon arrival.


* Wilson County Shelter is set to open at Raleigh Road Baptist Church, 4150 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson, NC 27893 at 8:00 AM Thursday for mainland Hyde County evacuees. Pets will not be co-located, but accommodations will be available and info provided upon arrival.


Hyde County will have two staging areas for people that need transportation to the shelters located in Wilson and Nash Counties. The staging areas will be located at Davis Ventures (Former Davis Elementary School) and Mattamuskeet High School; if people need to be shuttled to the staging areas or schedule a departure they can call Hyde Transit at 252-926-1637. Buses will be leaving from both locations and the departure times are as follows:
Thursday - 8 am, 11:30 am, 3:00 pm AND Friday - 8 am (final departure)
The departures will be contingent upon a sufficient number of citizens showing up at the staging areas.

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