Cumberland County to consolidate shelters Sunday


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Cumberland County will consolidate to two operational shelters Sunday afternoon.

As late as midnight, 103 people were registered at four shelters.

Now, residents at Kiwanis, Smith and Spring Lake Recreation Centers are relocating to Westover Recreation Center at 267 Bonanza Dr., Fayetteville.

The other shelter will remain open at South View High School, located at 4184 Elk Rd., Hope Mills.

Transportation will be provided for shelter residents who need assistance.

Officials say the relocation should help residents settle in before returning to work and school Monday morning.

“Our hearts go out to the individuals and families affected by Hurricane Matthew,” says County Manager Amy Cannon. “We have had hundreds stay in the emergency shelters during this disaster. We feel we can better serve the remaining shelter residents and provide some relief to the staff from various organizations who have been working 12-hour shifts by consolidating our operations.”

Cumberland County schools will open on a 2-hour delay Monday.

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