Hurricane Florence Update 9/20


Columbus County, NC – The Florida Baptist Association has set up a post in Columbus County to assist residents. At this time, they are assisting with clean up, cutting and removing downed trees, and installing tarps. If you need assistance with any of the above mentioned items, please contact (904) 253-0502.

Distribution sites have been established at the below locations. These sites have MREs, water, and tarps available for Columbus County residents in need. The NC Forest Service and the National Guard are at each location to assist with distribution. Distribution hours will be from
9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The site locations are subject to change depending on community needs.

Bolton Fire Department
Brunswick Fire Department
Chadbourn Fire Department
Evergreen Fire Department
Fair Bluff at the old auto parts store
Hallsboro Fire Department
Lake Waccamaw at the BB&T located in the Hills Plaza
North Whiteville Fire Department
Tabor City Fire Department
White Marsh/Welches Creek Fire Department
Williams Township Fire Department

The Columbus Baptist Association has a distribution site set up at the Barefoot Church/ old Big Lots building located 20 Whiteville Plaza in Whiteville. Distribution of donated items will begin at noon today and last until all items are passed out. The available items are non-perishable food items, water, and cleaning supplies. Additional resources will be arriving later. As a result, distribution will begin again tomorrow, September 21st, at 8:30 am until all supplies are distributed.

The shelter at East Columbus has reopened to serve those in need in the Eastern portion of the county. The shelter at Guideway Elementary School has closed. Edgewood Elementary School, South Columbus High School, and West Columbus High School shelters are open.

Waste Industries will resume normal trash collection services today, Thursday, September 20, 2018.

The Columbus County Transfer Station opened today at 7:30 am. They will close today at
4:00 pm. All storm debris and construction/demolition materials must be taken to the Columbus County Transfer Station. Household trash will be accepted at this location until Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Columbus County residents can apply for FEMA assistance by contacting 1-800-621-3362 or visit

Additional updates will be made as they are available.


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