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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Craven County Enacts Countywide Curfew

Craven County has enacted a countywide curfew for residents, visitors and businesses in unincorporated areas of Craven County from 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 through 7:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019.  A voluntary evacuation for those living in Zone A or low-lying areas prone to flooding remains in place.  Residents in Craven County can locate their assigned Know Your Zone (KYZ) evacuation zone by visiting

Craven County officials are encouraging all Craven County residents who have not voluntarily evacuated by 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2019 to shelter in place due to Hurricane Dorian and its impact of high winds, storm surge, rainfall and flooding.  Residents are asked to heed all warnings given by officials as this is a very serious and severe situation with extreme life threatening impacts.

Four Emergency Shelters are open in Craven County for citizens living in low-lying areas prone to flooding who have nowhere else to relocate to:

1. Havelock High School (101 Webb Blvd, Havelock)

2. Creekside Elementary   (2790 Landscape Dr, New Bern) *New Location*

3. Ben D. Quinn Elementary (4275 Martin Luther King Blvd, New Bern) *Pet Friendly*

4. Farm Life Elementary   (2000 Farm Life Ave, Vanceboro)

Citizens should bring their own pillows, blankets, medication, hygiene items, special foods, baby formula (if needed) and any other special needs items.  There may be times that the shelters are without the ability to support medical devices and equipment so portable charging devices are recommended.  Pets will be accepted at the Ben D. Quinn Elementary emergency shelter only.  No other emergency shelters will allow pets.  This shelter accepts cats and dogs only, no exotic pets.  All pets must be crated.  Pet owners need to bring bowls for food and water, food and medications for their pets, and rabies certificates (not the tags).  Pet owners will be expected to remain at the shelter with their pet and are responsible for caring for and cleaning up after their pet.  Citizens are prohibited from bringing weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs, perishable food items, radios or televisions into an emergency shelter.  Small hand-held devices can be used with headphones.

 For more information on emergency shelters call Craven County Emergency Management at 252-636-6608.  Craven County Government Emergency Management updates will appear on the Craven County website at, on the Craven County Facebook page @cravencounty and the Craven County Emergency Management Twitter account @cravencountync.

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