Bladen County issued a state of emergency on Wednesday according to emergency service director Nathan Dowless. The county has a curfew for all of Bladen from 11 pm until 7 am.
Emergency officials were at West Bladen high school this morning for a press conference.
“We want to use common sense,” Sheriff Jim McVicker said.
Bladen County is still under a tropical storm warning and this morning had two tornado warnings according to Dowless in his report. He also said there was one report in Kelly of roof damage at the Historical Museum on Natemore Road.
All citizens should heed all warnings.
Following is the head count thus far at Bladen County shelters as of 1030 this morning.
52 people at East Bladen High
27 people at West Bladen High
16 people at East Arcadia School
7 people at Bladen Lakes School
The East Bladen Shelter has pets. At last count there were about four according to Dowless.
Citizens with special needs may take shelter at West Bladen high school.
Shelters do not ask for proof of ID or social security cards.
Never drive through a flooded road way.
We are going to get some winds. Take shelter now.
If you would like to volunteer contact the Bladen Disaster Recovery Team. Visit their website: https://www.bladendisasterrecoveryteam.org