Shelter Update - Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018



Smithfield, NC – Johnston County Emergency Management has been notified that the North Johnston Middle School shelter has reached maximum capacity.  Locations with the ability to accept additional residents include:


Benson Middle School

1600 North Wall Street

Benson, NC 27504


Clayton High School

600 South Fayetteville Street

Clayton, NC 27520


West Johnston High School (Pet Friendly Co-Location)

5935 Raleigh Road

Benson, NC 27504


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 (unless otherwise designated), alcoholic beverages and weapons of any type.


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.