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Red Cross Shelter Open in Carrboro - More Storms Threaten

40 Evacuees and Flood Victims Sought Shelter Last Night
Flash floods can be scary and destructive. Our hearts go out to our residents that have lost everything.

The Red Cross shelter at the following location remains open:

Smith Middle School

9201 Seawell School Rd

Chapel Hill, NC ‎ 27516

Overnight the American Red Cross provided shelter for around 40 residents affected by the flash flood that surprised the Chapel Hill area last night. Three communities experienced minor to moderate flooding, however some suffered significant damage to their homes.

The Red Cross shelter housed residents from a few months old, provided lunch today and dinner tonight, along with medical and emotional support.

The disaster shelter will remain open until damage assessment teams complete their work, expected to be today, and the families’ long term needs are assessed. The Red Cross and our partners will help each family recover and begin a new life.

You can help or find help at or text REDCROSS to 90999

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @TACRedCross.

Triangle Region:

The Triangle Area Chapter, located in Raleigh, is the central office for the Triangle Region and covers Wake, Chatham, Franklin, Johnston, Lee and Warren Counties. The Central North Carolina Chapter, based in Durham, covers Durham, Granville, Orange, Person and Vance Counties. The Highlands Chapter, based in Fayetteville, serves Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, and Sampson counties. The Scotland County Chapter, located in Laurinburg, includes a Robeson County Branch, and the Moore County Chapter, located in Southern Pines, includes a Richmond County Branch.