Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Shelter management transferred to the American Red Cross, New Hanover County suspends curfew

New Hanover County, NC – The American Red Cross will assume responsibility of shelter operations at Hoggard High School starting Friday, September 21, at 7 p.m.

“Our county staff have done an incredible job operating the post-storm shelter at Hoggard High School in addition to the pre-storm shelters around the county,” said New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet. “By the time the American Red Cross assumes these responsibilities, our staff will have been working tirelessly, around the clock for 10 days, so we are grateful to the American Red Cross who will relieve this staff and continue the meaningful work of sheltering our residents who have been displaced by Hurricane Florence.”

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and some county staff will assist with operations through the transition, providing security and managing the pet shelter. New Hanover County Schools will also assist with supporting needs of residents in the shelter.

Additionally, New Hanover County, the City of Wilmington, and the towns of Kure and Wrightsville Beach have suspended the curfew that has been in place since September 14. The Town of Carolina Beach is continuing a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

The curfew will continue to be assessed should safety conditions change.

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New Hanover County Emergency Management continues to operate the Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center in response to Hurricane Florence. Anyone with questions can call the public information hotline telephone number at (910) 798-6800. The latest emergency updates and information can be found on the EmergencyNHC.com website.

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