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Over 1,000 evacuated to shelters in Robeson County as river floods

FEMA crews rescuing residents in Lumberton. (Source: FEMA) FEMA crews rescuing residents in Lumberton. (Source: FEMA)

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – Over 1,000 people are in shelters in Robeson County as the Lumber River reached record levels of flooding.

The shelters are open at Carroll Middle School, Bill Sapp Recreation Center, Red Springs High School, St. Pauls High School, South Robeson High School and Purnell Swett High School. If you plan to go to a shelter, you’re asked to bring blankets, medication, pillows, a sleeping bag, and any personal items you might need.

Shelters are in need of the following supplies:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Cots
  • Blankets
  • Water ------in desperate need
  • ice 

If any agencies or groups can donate these supplies, they can contact Robeson County Emergency Operations Center at 910-272-5867

Anyone looking for family members at this shelters can call 910-738-5057.

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