MONCKS CORNER, S.C (WCBD) – Berkeley County emergency operations moved to 24 hours at 8 a.m. Thursday, September 13 in preparation for Hurricane Florence, according to officials.
Additionally, Berkeley County Government created a Hurricane Florence Damage Assessment Facebook, according to Public Information Officer Hannah Moldenhauer. Residents are encouraged to “LIKE” this page and utilize it as a tool to capture pictures and notes from the storm.
This will also help Berkeley County assess the scope the storm and will aid in the recovery process. Please visit the page here: https://www.facebook.com/BerkeleyCountyIrmaDamage/
Berkeley County opened additional shelters on Thursday, September 13, ahead of Hurricane Florence. The following shelters opened at 8 a.m. Thursday.
• Macedonia Middle School
• Cross High School
Berkeley County School District will provide transportation from Cainhoy Elementary to Macedonia Middle School, starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, September 13, Moldenhauer added. The buses will stop running at 6 p.m. Thursday.
The two shelters listed above will open in addition to the five other shelters that are currently 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.
• Goose Creek High School- Berkeley County citizens are welcome at this shelter. This is the primary location for Charleston residents.
• St. Stephen Elementary
• Special needs shelter: If you require a special needs shelter, please call DHEC at 1-800-578-2031.