GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Georgetown County will provide free transportation on Tuesday for county residents who need help reaching emergency evacuation shelters, according to the news release.
This will be the only time the county will offer shelter transportation for this flooding event, officials with Georgetown County stated..
On-demand transportation to the county’s shelters in Georgetown and Pawleys Island will be available on Tuesday, September 25, from noon until 4 p.m. It is imperative that anyone who needs to evacuate and is unable to arrange to reach an emergency shelter on their own request a pick-up during these hours, according to the news release.
There will not be another opportunity provided to obtain door-to-door transportation to evacuation shelters after 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Anyone wishing to request transportation to a shelter should call (843) 545-3195 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to schedule a ride.
Shelters are at the following locations:
- Georgetown High School, 2500 Anthuan Maybank Drive, Georgetown
- Waccamaw Middle School, 247 Wildcat Way, Pawleys Island
Both locations will have sections that accept pets. However, the following conditions are imposed for those coming in with pets.
Officials state that pets must be crated to be admitted. This goes for dogs, cats and any other animals brought in.
Pets must be attended at all times by the person bringing them in. That person will be responsible for all the pet’s care, including feeding, walking, officials added
People should bring food, medication and any other items pets will need while being sheltered.
Those coming to shelters should also bring anything their families will need during their stay, including bedding, snacks, games and activities for children, etc.
For those who would prefer to look for rental accommodations, hotels and vacation homes on the Waccamaw Neck and in the Myrtle Beach area are outside the flood zone and open for business. Additionally, some are offering discounts for evacuees.
For more information on shelters and other flood-related matters, please visit www.gtcounty.org or call 843-545-3273.