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Burgaw Elementary shelter opens

BURGAW – Pender County Department of Health and Human Services and Red Cross will open Burgaw Elementary to receive residents impacted by Hurricane Florence.

“We are moving residents of the Burgaw Middle School shelter into Burgaw Elementary, 400 N Wright St.,” said Carolyn Moser, Pender County Health director. “Burgaw Middle will continue to house pets.”

Malpass Elementary and Cape Fear Middle School are also accepting pets.

“Anyone who signs into the Burgaw Elementary School shelter should take their crated pet to Burgaw Middle School,” said Moser. “Owners should bring pet food, water, and any pet meds.”

Residents going to shelters need to take bedding, toiletries, medications, snacks and children’s items,” said Moser.

The Pender County shelters are located at Topsail Elementary, 17385 US Hwy 17; Cape Fear Middle School, 1886 NC Hwy 133; Malpass Corners Elementary, 4992 Malpass Corner Rd.; and the pet shelter at Burgaw Middle School, 500 S. Wright St.

“This remains a serious storm,” said Tom Collins, Pender County Emergency manager. “The NE Cape Fear River will reach Hurricane Floyd-like levels and the Black River will reach Hurricane Matthew levels. We are under a mandatory evacuation for those areas along and near the rivers, creeks and streams.”

Pender County Emergency Management will post updates on the Facebook page at and on the website If you need assistance call the EM office at 910- 259-1210.


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