Flooding in Columbus County (Photo: Viewer submitted) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Florida Baptist Association has set up a post in Columbus County to assist residents. At this time, they are assisting with clean up, cutting and removing downed trees, and installing tarps.If you need assistance with any of the above mentioned items, please contact (904) 253-0502.- Advertisement – Distribution sites have been established at the below locations. These sites have MREs, (ready to eat meals), water, and tarps available for Columbus County residents in need. The NC Forest Service and the National Guard are at each location to assist with distribution. Distribution hours will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.The site locations are subject to change depending on community needs.Bolton Fire DepartmentBrunswick Fire DepartmentChadbourn Fire DepartmentEvergreen Fire DepartmentFair Bluff at the old auto parts storeHallsboro Fire DepartmentLake Waccamaw at the BB&T located in the Hills PlazaNorth Whiteville Fire DepartmentTabor City Fire DepartmentWhite Marsh/Welches Creek Fire DepartmentWilliams Township Fire DepartmentThe Columbus Baptist Association has a distribution site set up at the Barefoot Church/ old Big Lots building located 20 Whiteville Plaza in Whiteville.Related Article: More money heading to NC fishermen harmed by FlorenceDistribution of donated items began at noon on Thursday and will last until all items are passed out. The available items are non-perishable food items, water, and cleaning supplies. Additional resources will be arriving later.As a result, distribution will begin again Friday at 8:30 a.m. until all supplies are distributed.The shelter at East Columbus has reopened to serve those in need in the Eastern portion of the county. The shelter at Guideway Elementary School has closed. Edgewood Elementary School, South Columbus High School, and West Columbus High School shelters are open.Waste Industries will resume normal trash collection services today, Thursday, September 20, 2018.The Columbus County Transfer Station opened today at 7:30 am. They will close today at 4:00 pm. All storm debris and construction/demolition materials must be taken to the Columbus County Transfer Station. Household trash will be accepted at this location until Thursday, September 27, 2018.