Here is the latest information on Tropical Storm Nicole, from the New Hanover County Emergency Management Office:
Effective at 1:00 p.m. today, a State of Emergency is in effect for all of New Hanover County. Due to the approach of Tropical Storm Nicole, New Hanover County will operate one evacuation shelter for persons seeking safety from rising water. The shelter will be open at 5:30 today at Eaton Elementary School, 6701 Gordon Road. NO food service will be available at the shelter. Persons are advised to bring food/snacks.
Persons with pets who seek emergency shelter should first drop their animals at NHC Animal Control Services. Shelter personnel will also be on hand at Eaton Elementary School to receive pets and deliver them to the shelter.
Directions and other information about the shelter may be found here:http://www.nhcgov.com/AgnAndDpt/EMNG/Pages/HurrShelter3.aspx
As of 2:00 this afternoon, all county offices will operate on a normal schedule for the remainder of today and tomorrow.