GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY) -- A number of emergency shelters will be opening across the Piedmont Triad ahead of Hurricane Florence.

FEMA has released a helpful aid for anyone trying to find an emergency shelter - just text 'SHELTER' and your five-digit ZIP code to 4FEMA (43362).

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YMCA of Greensboro locations are welcoming the public to come shower, charge their devices or have a cup of coffee. The YMCA is not serving as an overnight shelter but will allow guests during Florence. Guests won't be charged a fee but will need to bring a photo ID and sign a guest waiver. The YMCAs will be open as long as they have power or the weather doesn't become severe.

EMERGENCY SHELTERS OPENING

GUILFORD COUNTY

Red Cross Emergency Shelters

Shelter: Glenwood Recreation Center

Opening: Thursday, September 13 at noon for anyone who needs a safe place to stay locally. Also, for open for April Tornado victims. The shelter will be open 24 hours a day until further notice.

Located: 2010 Coliseum Boulevard in Greensboro

Items to bring: Medications, toiletries, a pillow and blanket, a sleeping bag and a towel.

Shelter: Interactive Resource Center White Flag Emergency Warming Station

Opening: Thursday, September 13 at 4:00 p.m.

Located: 407 East Washington Street in Greensboro

Shelter: High Point Seventh Day Adventist Church

Opening: Friday, September 14 at 5 p.m.

Located: 279 Eastchester Drive

Items to bring: Pillow, blanket, hygiene products, medications. Pets allowed but separated from shelter occupants.

For more information about the shelter, contact the Red Cross or 336-333-2111.

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FORSYTH COUNTY

Shelter: LJVM Coliseum

Opening: Wednesday, September 12 to Hurricane Florence Evacuees

Location: 2825 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

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ALAMANCE COUNTY

Shelter: Graham Recreation Center

Location: 311 College St., Graham

Red Cross Emergency Shelter

UPDATE: As of Friday evening, the shelter at The Lamb's Chapel in Haw River is at capacity. Residents seeking shelter should go to Fairchild Center in Burlington, located at 827 S. Graham-Hopedale Road.

RANDOLPH COUNTY

Red Cross Emergency Shelter

Shelter: First Baptist Church

Opening: Thursday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Location: 133 N. Church St. in Asheboro

Items to bring: ID, medication, personal hygiene items, pillow and blanket, cards or small entertainment devices, any special food/snacks you want to have.

Pets: Pets will not be allowed to stay inside the shelter with you, however, the shelter can accommodate your cat/dog in a safe, nearby location. You must bring a pet crate, pet food, collar, leash, and proof of vaccine for the pet.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

Red Cross Emergency Shelter

Shelter: Rockingham County Middle School

Closing: Will close Sunday at noon

Location:182 High School Road in Reidsville

Items to bring: ID, Medications, toiletries, a pillow and blanket, a sleeping bag and a towel, change of clothes

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY

    Red Cross Emergency Shelter

    Shelter: Page Elementary School

    Opening: Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: 897 Page Street in Troy

    OTHER EMERGENCY APPS

    You’ll want to make sure you have the latest emergency apps and contacts on your phone in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster. This will make it easier to get the information you need.

    EMERGENCY CONTACTS

    Program all your emergency contact numbers and email addresses into your mobile phone. It's important to include the police department, fire station and hospital, as well as family members.

    NC Emergency Management: 24-Hour Operations Center -919-733-3300

    • FEMA’s helpline: 1-800-621-FEMA
    • TTY: 1-800-462-7585
    • VRS: 1-800-621-3362
    • Red Cross’s Helpline: 1-800-733-2727
    • Red Cross Emotional Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

    RED CROSS DISASTER LINE/EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

    A disaster or tragedy is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 can provide immediate counseling to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

    The Helpline is a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or human-caused disaster or tragedy.

    SAMHSA DISASTER SUPPORT LINE/EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

    The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a--year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

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