Carteret County operates the shelters as a short term location for residents to go to escape the effects of a hurricane. The shelters are not intended to be used for the long term housing of persons and have not been stocked to provide this type of sheltering. Long term shelters, that provide cots and food, for persons displaced from their homes will be established after a storm has passed. Therefore, persons evacuating to one of the pre-hurricane shelters should bring the following supplies with them:
Bedding (cot, lounge chair, blankets, and pillows)
Changes of clothing
Cooler with ice
Entertainment items (board games, deck of cards, and reading materials)
Evacuees should bring adequate supplies to last two to four days.
Food (non-cooking, non-refrigerated, and 2 day supply)
Medically Fragile Shelter Carteret General Hospital operates a shelter for persons who are medically fragile at the Leon Mann Enrichment Center. This facility is located at
3820 Galantis St.
Morehead City, 28557
Persons wishing to use the medically fragile shelter must pre-register with Carteret County Emergency Services by clicking here.
Persons with small domesticated pets can shelter with their pet at the Newport Middle School. Pre-register your pet by clicking here.