Shelter Locations


Residents seeking to evacuate who do not have transportation should call 910-253-5383.

Pet Friendly Shelters are open at:

  • West Brunswick High School (550 Whiteville Rd., Shallotte) – pet friendly – This location is not currently accepting people. Those seeking shelter should go to South Brunswick High School
  • South Brunswick High School (100 Cougar Road, Boiling Spring Lakes) – pet friendly

If you are looking for food and water/supply distribution sites, click here.

View a Brunswick County shelter map, which can be loaded in the Google Maps on your phone, here.

View a list of shelters open in the state here or on the ReadyNC app (downloadable at

Residents evacuating to a shelter should bring identification, any needed medications, any needed items like glasses or diapers, clothing for 3-7 days, pillows, toiletries, chargers for cell phones, and books, games or cards. Residents should bring sheets or bedding, and cots and air mattresses if available. Alcohol, illegal substances, and weapons are not permitted.

Dogs and cats are accepted at all Brunswick County shelters. Owners must stay at the shelter as well, and should bring documentation of rabies vaccines, food, any medicines, and any other items necessary for your pets.

Those who have concerns about transportation or other concerns with evacuating should call 910-253-5383.