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Several Lowcountry warming shelters open during Winter Storm

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Warming shelters open across the Lowcountry in Response to the winter storm and freezing temperatures.

1- The American Red Cross is working with county emergency offices in multiple counties and is opening shelters in Dorchester and Berkeley Counties.  Red Cross is prepared to open additional shelters if requested.  

The following shelters will open at 7 p.m. and remain open as long as needed.

  • Berkeley Middle School at 320 North Live Oak Drive, Monks Corner
  • Cain Bay Middle School at Cane Bay Blvd, Summerville
  • Summerville High School at 1101 Boone Hill Road, Summerville

The Red Cross encourages anyone coming to an emergency shelter to bring the following items for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. It's also important not to forget special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, and other items for family members who have unique needs.

Free shelter app can be found on iTunes. The app is updated every 30 minutes when a shelter is open.

2- All residents of Colleton County please be advised that due to adverse weather conditions, officials officially declared a state of emergency. Due to power outages, ice on roadways, and trees falling we are asking that all residents please stay inside and off of the roadways.

  • Colleton County Middle School is currently open as a warming shelter. If there are any disabled, elderly, or individuals who are in need of transportation to the shelter please contact Emergency Preparedness (843) 549-5632.

3- Crisis Ministries & Palmetto House will open more areas of their facility for guests to escape the cold when the temperature is forecast to be 40 degrees or lower.

  • Crisis Ministries: 573 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Palmetto House (no men): 107 Elks Lodge Lane Summerville, SC 29483

Dial 2]1]1 or 744]4357 for more information & access to community resources. Phone counselors available 24/7

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