FRIDAY AM: Johnston County shelters still have vacancies

SMITHFIELD–Three Johnston County emergency shelters still have vacancies.

Johnston  County spokesperson Lu Hickey said Friday morning, Sept. 14 that West Johnston High High School, the pet-friendly shelter, has 324 occupants with a capacity for 462. Benson Middle School has 94 occupants with a capacity for 232 and Clayton High School has 89 occupants with a capactity for 464 people.

The North Johnston Middle School shelter remains full with 230 people.

Benson Middle School

1600 North Wall Street

Benson, NC 27504

Clayton High School

600 South Fayetteville Street

Clayton, NC 27520

West Johnston High School (Pet Friendly Location)

5935 Raleigh Road

Benson, NC 27504

Residents who anticipate evacuating to a shelter should gather their personal items to include: bedding, medication, comfort and personal hygiene items; infant supplies such as formula, bottles, disposable diapers and pacifiers; and important personal documents. Items that will not be allowed at the shelters include pets (unless otherwise designated), alcoholic beverages and weapons of any type.

Johnston County encourages residents to take all precautionary measures possible should Hurricane Florence impact Central North Carolina. Please continue to monitor radio, television and social media for further updates.

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