Hertford County shelters open Wednesday

Published 3:23 pm Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hertford County will open shelters for those needing to relocate due to Hurricane Florence.

The primary shelter is at Hertford County High School, 1326 W. First Street, Ahoskie. This location will open at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

A secondary shelter will open at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at Hertford County Middle School, 1850 Hwy. 11 North, Murfreesboro.

Hertford County will provide as much as possible; however, those using shelters are expected to bring with them at least the following items:

  • Bedding (Pillow and blankets)
  • Personal/ family prescription medications
  • Extra clothing
  • Personal hygiene products and toiletries
  • Books, games (to entertain your children)
  • Special dietary needs (including infant formulas, etc.)
  • Personal identification (driver’s license/ ID card)

What NOT to bring to a shelter:

  • Firearms or knives
  • Illegal drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Fireworks
  • Similar illegal or dangerous items

The Hertford County High School site is designated as a pet friendly shelter. However, the following apply as caretakers of these pets must provide:

Administrative (Check in, Photo, Rabies Shot Vaccination Record)

Animal Supplies (food, litter, bowls, cleaning supplies, medical supplies)

Cages or crates

Caretaker is responsible for feeding and cleaning of their pet under the control of the Pet Shelter Manager. No pets are allowed in the general population area unless they are a service dog (for a blind caretaker).

For more information regarding the shelter location please click on the link below: