Shelter Locations for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence
September 10, 2018

Smithfield, NC – The Johnston County Emergency Operations Center has designated three shelters to be opened on Wednesday, September 12 at 8:00pm.  The shelters are: 

North Johnston Middle School
435 Oil Company Road
Micro, NC 27555

Benson Middle School
1600 North Wall Street
Benson, NC 27504

West Johnston High School (Pet-Friendly)
3935 Raleigh Road
Benson, NC 27504


 Clayton High School
600 S. Fayetteville Street
Clayton, NC 27520

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, alcoholic beverages and weapons of any type.

West Johnston High School has been designated as a pet friendly shelter.  Those seeking shelter at this location will be able to bring their pets; however, the pets will be not be allowed to roam freely throughout the school.  There will be a designated location where the pets will be housed.

We encourage 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.