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Hurricane Flag Emergency Sheltering Hurricane Flag

When deemed necessary by Martin County Emergency Managerment,
the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center offers sheltering for equine. 

Please remember that timing becomes critical in a disaster situation.
We would encourage you to make your plans to evacuate animals to our facility
as soon as practical in order to insure the safety of you and your horses.

Call 252-792-5802 during regular business hours (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
for assistance in scheduling your arrival at our facility.

If after regular business hours, please contact:
Durward Taylor, Facility Manager - 252-799-7659
Keith Whitaker, Operations Manager - 252-809-9762

Stalls are available for emergency situations at a rate of $10.00 per stall, per day.

Click to print Emergency Equine Sheltering Form

Owners are responsible for the following:

  1. Providing proof of a current negative Coggins test
  2. Primary care for his/her animals sheltered at the facility
    (feed, hay, watering of animals and cleaning of stalls)
  3. Shavings (SBMEAC requires a minimum of 2 bags per stall.)
    (Shavings must be purchased onsite at a cost of $5.00 per bag.)
    (Please do not bring shavings or bedding from an outside source.)
  4. Removal of sheltered animals once the event has subsided.

Equine Disaster Response Alliance


Emergency Contact Numbers:

Martin County Communications - 252-789-4555

Martin County Emergency Management - 252-789-4530

Martin County Sheriff's Office - 252-789-4500

Martin General Hospital - 252-809-6300

Williamston Fire & Rescue - 252-792-3521

Veterinarian, Dr. Karen Bullock - 252-551-9470 or 252-753-3162


Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center
2900 NC HWY 125 South
Williamston, NC 27892
Phone: 252-792-5802
Toll Free: 1-888-792-5802
Fax: 252-792-5892