Emergency shelters to open at noon Tuesday

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD)- As mandatory evacuations begin on Tuesday, September 11th at noon in preparation for the impact of Hurricane Florence, emergency shelters will open in Berkeley and Dorchester County.

Charleston County is not opening shelters due to flooding concerns, but Charleston County residents are welcome at the shelters in other counties. Officials urge people going to the shelters to use these as a last resort and to bring their own provisions and bedding.

The shelters opening at noon Tuesday include:

  • Summerville High School (1101 Boonehill Road, Summerville)
  • Woodland High School (4128 US-78, Dorchester)
  • St. George Middle School (600 Minus Street, St.George)
  • DuBose Middle School (1005 DuBose School Road, Summerville)
    • Pet-friendly shelter. Owners must accompany their pets at the shelter.
  • Berkeley Middle School (320 North Live Oak Drive, Moncks Corner)
  • St. Stephen Elementary School (1053 Russellville Road, St. Stephen)
  • Goose Creek High School (1137 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek)
    • This shelter is reserved for Charleston County residents
  • Cane Bay High School (1624 State Road, Summerville)
    • Pet-friendly shelter. Owners must accompany their pets at the shelter.

CARTA will be providing transportation to these emergency shelters. For more information, click here.

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