BUS PICKUPS TO AREA SHELTERS

The City launched a CodeRED alert to citizens in low lying areas encouraging them to evacuate.  Here is the transcript of the CodeRED alert:

This is a CodeRED alert from the City of New Bern. You are located in a flood prone area.  Please consider evacuating ahead of hurricane Dorian.  City of NB fire and police crews will be in your neighborhood making announcements over a loudspeaker encouraging residents to evacuate.  These crews will be accompanied by buses offering transportation to a shelter – either Creekside Elementary School or Ben D. Quinn Elementary.  

If you would like transportation to a shelter, please go to the following locations to board the bus.  The buses will continue circling these routes, approximately every hour, until 5pm.

The first pickup was at noon for the following locations:

  • Oakland and Ashland Ave
  • Oaks andS. Glenburnie
  • N Glenburnie and TuscanLa
  • Mourning dove & Deer Path Cir
  • George St Park
  • Watson Ave and National Ave
  • Maola
  • River Drive & Court St
  • Stanly White Rec Center
  • Duffyfield Headstart
  • Beaufort & Garden St
  • JT Barber School
  • Washington & Hazel Ave
  • Chesapeake & Batts Hill
  • Batts Hill & Turtle Bay
  • Batts Hill & Tram
  • Country Club & Elm Dr
  • Chestnut & Oscar
  • Liberty St & Walt Bellamy
  • Walt Bellamy and Fleet St
  • Broad St and E Front St.
  • Riverside and Sandy Point

The following pickups are at 1 pm:

  • National Guard Armory
  • Pierce Park
  • Neuse Ave and Asheville St
  • Beech St and South Carolina Ave
  • Duffy St and Oaks Rd 
  • Washington and Hazel Ave
  • Coopers Landing Apts
  • N Hills and Laurel St
  • North Hills Ct and Drive
  • Chestnut and Oscar
  • EF Thompkins and Charles

Citizens should bring their own pillows, blankets, medication, hygiene items, special foods, baby formula (if needed) and any other special needs items.  There may be times that the shelters are without the ability to support medical devices and equipment so portable charging devices are recommended.  Pets will be accepted at the Ben D. Quinn Elementary emergency shelter only.  No other emergency shelters will allow pets.  This shelter accepts cats and dogs only.  All pets must be crated & you must bring food and water for them, medications, and rabies certificates.  You must remain at the shelter with their pet and are responsible for caring for and cleaning up after their pet.  Citizens are prohibited from bringing weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs, perishable food items, radios or televisions into an emergency shelter.  Small hand-held devices can be used with headphones.

September 5th, 2019 by
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