Shelter locations announced
Rocky Mount, N.C.-The following locations will serve as shelters due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Florence. In Nash County, locations will be Nash Central High School at 4279 Nash Central High Rd. in Rocky Mount and Southern Nash High School at 6446 Southern Nash High Rd. in Bailey.
Shelters in Edgecombe County will be D.S. Johnson Elementary School at 600 N. Fairview Rd. in Rocky Mount; North Edgecombe High School at 7589 N.C. 33-NW in Leggett; Tarboro High School at 1400 Howard Ave. in Tarboro; Martin Millennium Academy at 400 E. Johnston St. in Tarboro and GW Carver Elementary School at 604 E. Hamlet St. in Pinetops. All shelters will open at 6 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 12.
The city of Rocky Mount has not issued a mandatory evacuation. However, the city does recommend that anyone who lives in an area prone to flooding should move to a shelter or another location prior to the storm.