All Hurricane Florence emergency shelters now closed

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The last Red Cross shelter in Wilmington closes. (Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Eight weeks to the day after Hurricane Florence made landfall along our coast, the last two Red Cross shelters in North Carolina closed today.

James Jarvis with the Red Cross says everyone in the shelter at 1380 North College Road in Wilmington was notified a week ago that it would shut down at noon today.

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As of yesterday, they had 39 people still in the shelter.

The Red Cross was able to place 35 of those people in hotels, one resident at the Good Shepherd Center, and one with family.

The other two declined the options offered to them and are receiving Red Cross financial assistance.



“This has been a total team effort, we have had a number of agencies, both government and private, who have been here for weeks working with each and every client one-on-one to figure out what their needs are, and help to tailor a housing solution that’s going to work for them,” said Jarvis.

Jarvis says all cots will be sterilized and put in storage for the next disaster.

All blankets will be thrown away, and the church will be cleaned.