Publisher's note: We have and will do a series of these posts until the storm has passed or I am out of power.
For Immediate Release:
Just to clear up a few items:
No alcohol sales county wide from 10:00 pm Thursday to 6 am Friday.
Shelters are open at North and Southside High Schools and all evacuations are voluntary with the exception of Richlands Township which is mandatory. All individual shelter residents should report to the shelter with a bedroll or sleeping bag, a pillow, a towel, medications and personal care items. Residents with special needs should report to the shelter with a relative or person who is capable of providing for their care. Animals are not allowed in the shelters.
Beaufort County Animal Shelter will shelter pets. They are located at 3931 Hwy. 264 E Washington. You can call them at 252-946-4517 if you have questions.
There is a voluntary county wide curfew from 10:00 pm Thursday to 6:00 am Friday. Drivers are asked to limit all unnecessary travel.
Due to flooding and downed trees some streets may be barricaded. Driving on flooded or barricaded streets could subject the driver to ticketing and fines.
If you have any questions please give me a call.
Emergency Services Specialist
Beaufort County Emergency Services
1420 Highland Drive
Washington, NC 27889
Office (252) 975-6802
The position of Hurricane Arthur as of 7:10 pm, July 3, 2014: Above.