Johnston County Emergency Services - Weather Conditions Deteriorating

September 14, 2018
3:00 pm


Smithfield, NC -- Johnston County Emergency Services has just been notified that sharp gradient rain bands are off shore moving quickly from Princeton to Benson affecting all areas southeast of I-95 to the Johnston County line.  These rain bands will bring approximately 1 to 1.5 inches of rain per hour for the next several hours and could bring as much as an additional 8.5 inches of rain.  This could cause flash flooding and treacherous and life-threatening conditions.

It is imperative that those living in low lying or flood prone areas seek higher ground immediately.  Shelter is available at the Clayton High School shelter located at 600 S. Fayetteville Street, Clayton, NC.  Gather personal items to include bedding, medicatin, 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 alcoholic beverages and weapons of any type. You may bring your dog or cat to the Clayton High School shelter, however, it will be transported to the Johnston County Animal Shelter for safekeeping during your stay in the shelter with you at Clayton High School as we do not have the resources to make Clayton High School a pet-friendly shelter.

If you need assistance with transportation, please contact the Johnston County Emergency Operations Center at 919-989-5400.

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