Shelter Opens in Whiteville; Numbers for Power, Emergencies

Ian damaged tree
One of several large trees damaged in the Chadbourn area. Photo courtesy Anna Clewis Kennedy.

• A hurricane shelter is opening at Edgewood Elementary School,  317 E Calhoun St., 

Whiteville.  This shelter is pet friendly.

 • More than 1,000 Duke Energy customers are without power. If you are a Duke Progress customer and see a downed powerline, sparking transformer or you lose electricity, call 1.800.769.3766.

• Brunswick EMC customers should call 1.800.842.5871.

• Columbus County Emergency Management has activated a non-emergency number for reports of trees in the roadway and other non-critical situations. Call 910.640.2208.

If you need fire, rescue or law enforcement, call 911.

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