Tuesday evening at around 7:30., Pitt County declared a state of Emergency for Hurricane Dorian for all unincorporated areas of Pitt County effective 5 p.m. tomorrow, according to a post on Pitt County Governments website.
The state of emergency was declared due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Dorian. The state of emergency does not call for evacuation orders, curfew times or prohibit the sale of alcohol, dangerous weapons or gasoline.
Five general population shelters have been identified in Pitt County. Ayden Middle School located at 192 W 3rd Street in Ayden; E.B. Aycock Middle School located at 1325 Red Banks Road in Greenville; Hope Middle School located at 2995 Mills Road in Greenville; Wellcome Middle School located at 3103 North Memorial Drive in Greenville and Farmville Middle School located at 2914 Grimmersburg Street in Farmville.
These shelters will open tomorrow at 6 p.m. and further details will be discussed at tomorrow’s multi-agency press conference. Pets or other non-service animals are not allowed at general population shelters. Animal shelter options will be available through Pitt County Animal Services and priority will be given to animals in need of emergency shelter. Owners should call Animal Services in advance at 252-902-1725.
Pitt County will join municipalities and community response organizations tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Eastern Area Health Education Center in Greenville for a multi-agency press conference.
Pitt County, Pitt County Schools, Pitt Community College, East Carolina University, Vidant Health, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, American Red Cross, Pitt-Greenville Airport (PGV) and Greenville Utilities Commission are invited to participate in tomorrow’s event.
All Pitt County residents are invited to attend tomorrow’s conference or can livestream the event on Pitt County Emergency Management’s Facebook page or on YouTube.