Berkeley Co. Officials: No longer distributing sandbags or providing transportation to shelters

Hurricane Florence
WCBD - Berkeley County Government Official_407958

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (WCBD)- Berkeley County leaders and emergency personnel prepare for storm impacts and encourage citizens to prepare for strong winds and potential flooding. 
 
Berkeley County Sheriff’s office is prepared for the potential threats from the storm, according to officials. They have received additional resources from across the state, including additional troopers from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, S.L.E.D. agents and National Guardsmen to assist with any needs.  
 
Berkeley County is currently under a tropical storm warning and could see winds between 35 mph to 45 mph and gusts of 60 mph, according to Public Information Officer  Hannah Moldenhauer.  
 
The storm’s impact is expected to be seen within the next 24 hours. Because of the imminent situation, Berkeley County will no longer be distributing sandbags. Over the course of the week, Berkeley County has distributed nearly 150,000 sandbags, or 3,200 tons of sand to 27 different locations, Moldenhauer added.  
 
Additionally, Berkeley County will no longer be providing transportation to the shelter at Macedonia Middle School. On Thursday, Berkeley County School District provided transportation from Cainhoy Elementary to Macedonia Middle School.  
 
The following Berkeley County shelters are open: 

  • Berkeley Middle School
  • Cane Bay High School- This a pet-friendly location. Citizens must stay with their pets during their time at the shelter. Pet owners are NOT allowed to drop-off their pets at the shelters.
  • Cross High School
  • Goose Creek High School
  • Macedonia Middle School
  • St. Stephen Elementary
  • Westview Middle School
  • Special needs shelter: If you require a special needs shelter, please call DHEC at 1-855-472-3432

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