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Shelters remain open across South Carolina

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Hurricane shelters are open across the area for those who need a place to stay. The Red Cross is working to make most shelters comfortable, but those seeking shelter are encouraged to bring their own bedding and supplies.

"We always recommend-- think three. You want to have enough items in that kit that can last each member of your family for three days," Cuthbert Langley, Red Cross spokesperson, said Monday.

Bring along identification, batteries, drinking water, toiletries and non-perishable food items, along with any other items you and your family may need.


Shelters won't necessarily be pet-friendly, however; you're encouraged to call the Red Cross to find a pet-friendly shelter, or you can visit websites like Bring Fido (https://www.bringfido.com/hurricane/) to find one.

Darlington County

  • Darlington Middle School - 150 Pinedale Drive, Darlington

Dillon County

  • Dillon Middle School, 1803 Joan Drive

Florence County

  • American Red Cross has relocated the shelter location for the Black Creek Community Residents to Darlington Middle School at 150 Pinedale Drive in Darlington. It is open and available to them.

Horry County

  • James Frazier Center

Georgetown County

  • All shelters in Georgetown County are closing at 10 a.m. Sunday

Marion County

  • Marion County High School, 1205 S. Main Street
  • Creek Bridge High School, 6641 South Carolina 41 Alternate, Marion, will open at 7pm on Wednesday September 12, 2018

Marlboro County

  • Blenheim Elementary/Middle School, 143 Highland Street
  • Marlboro High School, 951 Fayetteville Avenue Extension, Bennettsville

Robeson County, N.C.

  • South Robeson High School, 3268 S Robeson Rd, Rowland,
  • Lumberton High, 3901 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton
  • St Pauls High - 648 N Old Stage Rd, St Pauls
  • Fairmont Middle School - 402 Iona St, Fairmont
  • Purnell Swett High School, 11344 Deep Branch Rd, Maxton

Scotland County, N.C

  • Scotland High School - 1000 W Church St, Laurinburg, NC 28352
  • National Guard Armory - Laurinburg

Transportation to Shelters:

Information for transportation to evacuation shelters can be found here:

Coast RTA

PDRTA

In Georgetown, shuttles will be provided for those who need transportation to a shelter.

Shuttles will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Pickup locations will be at:

  • Food Lion in Murrells Inlet, 760 Mink Ave. (Hwy. 707 and Hwy. 17)
  • Waccamaw Middle School, 247 Wildcat Way, Pawleys Island
  • Waccamaw Elementary School, 1364 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island
  • St. Mary’s AME Church, 8833 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island
  • Tractor Supply Co., 1295 N. Fraser St., Georgetown
  • St. Cyprian’s Catholic Church, 1905 Front St., Georgetown
  • Food Lion in Maryville, 2234 S. Fraser St., Georgetown

All cats and dogs need to be taken to local vets for boarding and this will cost. St Pauls Animal Shelters is prepared and ready to accept animals. When storm settles contact county for animals (dogs, cats and livestock. Horses make sure to gt livestock tags braided in mane.)

Those with special medical needs are advised to contact the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control regarding shelter locations equipped to accommodate their needs. (https://www.scdhec.gov/about-dhec/special-needs-shelters)

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