Hoggard High shelter closes, 200 evacuees move to new location

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hoggard High School was shelter to many Cape Fear residents through the storm, but now as school gets prepared to open to students the evacuees must be relocated.

Red Cross confirms the new shelter location will be 2216 Mercantile Drive NE in Leland. But, a Red Cross spokesperson says it was a challenge finding a space that could accommodate about 200 people including their belongings.

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The families have been working with the Red Cross all day to package, organize and label their belongings so they could be ready for the big move.

“The sheriffs down here are absolutely amazing,” Jordan Denoia said. “I felt safe any time there was a problem they’ve taken care of it, discretely. I haven’t had a problem with any of the sheriffs and the Red Cross has been amazing. They’ve been very attentive. They’ve kept everybody fed.

A Red Cross spokesman says they have been working with multiple community partners to find the best location for these families to go.