New Jersey has already declared a state of emergency.
North Carolina is said to be preparing for the worst.
People are evacuating North Carolina.
via 6 WECT:
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Pet owners who may feel the need to evacuate their homes will be able to go to one of several emergency shelters that are "pet friendly".
New Hanover County (NORTH CAROLINA) emergency officials plan to open Noble Middle School, 6520 Market Street, and Dorothy B. Johnson Elementary School, 1100 McRae Street at 6:00 p.m. Friday as a shelters allowing pets. No birds or exotic animals will be allowed. Additional pets can be taken to New Hanover County Animal Control, 180 Division Drive.
Here are the details on other "pet-friendly" shelters in local counties. At this time we do not have any information on when the shelters will be open.
•Brunswick — West Brunswick High School will accept dogs and cats in a limited number (no exotic animals). People must stay at their shelter with their pets, though pets will be in a separate area. The shelter will open at 5:00pm on Friday along with North Brunswick High school.
•Pender — Burgaw Middle School will accept dogs, cats and birds in a limited number (no exotic animals). People must stay at their shelter with their pets, though pets will be in a separate area.
•Columbus — There is no pet shelter present at this time.
•Bladen — There is no pet shelter present at this time.
•Onslow — Jacksonville Commons Middle School will accept cats and dogs.