Red Cross closes area shelters, two remain open

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THIS INFORMATION FROM A NEWS RELEASE SENT TO THE WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 NEWSROOM

WILMINGTON, NC — The Red Cross has closed some of the evacuation shelters opened yesterday for Hurricane Irene. All residents staying at these shelters have safely returned to their homes.

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The following shelters have closed:

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – All shelters closed
·North Brunswick High School
·West Brunswick High School
·South Brunswick High School

NEW HANOVER COUNTY
·Noble Middle School – closed



PENDER COUNTY
·Malpass Corner Elementary School – closed
·Topsail Elementary – closed

COLUMBUS COUNTY – All shelters closed
·East Columbus High
·Edgewood Elementary
·Guideway Elementary

The following shelters remain open until further notice:

NEW HANOVER COUNTY
·Dorothy B Johnson Elementary School – 1100 McRae St. Wilmington, NC 28401

PENDER COUNTY
·Burgaw Middle School – 500 South Wright Street, Burgaw, NC 28425 (pet-friendly shelter- dogs and cats only, owners must stay at the shelter with their animals, please bring pet’s food)