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Posted on: September 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Pitt County Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Dorian

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In response to threat of severe weather from Hurricane Dorian, the Pitt County Board of Commissioners has issued a Declaration of a State of Emergency for all unincorporated areas of Pitt County, effective 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Currently, this declaration does not mandate evacuation orders, implement curfew times, or prohibit the sale of alcohol, dangerous weapons, or gasoline. Additionally, no areas have been identified as having restricted access to the general public.  

As of the time of this declaration, Pitt County Emergency Management (PCEM) has already begun the process of identifying and allocating resources needed to coordinate local response efforts during this event. This includes 5 General Population Shelters, which have been have been identified and prepared for operation. These are:

- Ayden Middle School, 192 W 3rd St, Ayden, NC 28513

- E.B. Aycock Middle School, 1325 Red Banks Rd, Greenville, NC 27858

- Farmville Middle School, 3914 Grimmersburg St, Farmville, NC 27828

- Hope Middle School, 2995 Mills Rd, Greenville, NC 27858

- Wellcome Middle School, 3101 N Memorial Dr, Greenville, NC 27834

All shelters will open to the public at 6:00pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Full details regarding shelter operations will be made available tomorrow at 2:00pm, during the Multi-Agency Press Conference, referenced in an earlier release.  

Pets or other non-service animals are not allowed in general population shelters. Emergency animal sheltering options are available through Pitt County Animal Services, with priority given to pets truly in need of EMERGENCY sheltering. Pet owners are encouraged to call 252-902-1725 in advance of dropping off animals.  

IMPORTANT: All information regarding Pitt County response efforts and coordination during this event will be posted on the Emergency Information Page of the Pitt County website at

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