Shelters and Evacuation

In the event of an emergency, New Hanover County may order residents to evacuate from dangerous areas and may choose to open shelters. The type of emergency and area affected determines evacuation areas as well as where and how many shelters will be opened.

Emergency Evacuation Shelters
The list below indicates predetermined locations that may be used during an emergency that constitutes opening a emergency evacuation shelter. If residents choose to stay at a shelter during an emergency, a list of recommended items to bring is available here.

Evacuating vs. Sheltering in Place
When creating your family’s emergency response plan, make sure it includes a plan for evacuating and staying at home, also referred to as “sheltering in place.” Visit Ready America for tips on devising a plan for each of these scenarios.


No shelters are currently open.


Johnson Pre-K Center (Pets not allowed)
1100 McRae Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Trask Middle School (Pets allowed)
2900 North College Road
Wilmington, NC 28405
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Codington Elementary School

4321 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412
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Eaton Elementary School 

6701 Gordon Road
Wilmington, NC 28411
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Noble Middle School (Pets allowed)
6520 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
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    Duke Energy
    (800) 419-6356

    Water/Sewer Emergencies

    (910) 332-6565

    UNCW Emergency Info
    (910) 962-3991
    (888) 657-5751

    CFCC Emergency Info
    (877) 799-2322

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