Storm preps: Where you can find sandbags in the Lowcountry

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – With preps underway for potential impacts from Hurricane Dorian, officials in coastal communities are making sand and sandbags available for residents.

We will continue to update the list below as information comes into News 2.



Sandbag operations will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until supplies are exhausted, at the following locations in Georgetown:

  • North Santee Park, 1577 Mt. Zion Ave, Georgetown
  • Plantersville Park, 180 Jackson Village Rd., Georgetown
  • Waccamaw Middle School, 247 Wildcat Way, Pawleys Island
  • Wachesaw Park, 3950 Old Kings Hwy., Murrells Inlet

Sandbags are limited to 10 per person. The county is in need of volunteers to help load sandbags into cars.


Sand is available at the Municipal Parking Lot on Pavilion Drive. 

Sandbags are available to residents at the Public Safety Building, 30 JC Long Blvd. 10 sandbags per resident. Shovels available at the parking lot, however, citizens will need to fill their own bags.


Sandbags will be available at Public Safety (106 W. Cooper Street) Monday at 10:00 a.m.

Once available, each resident will be limited to 10 bags; please bring your own shovel, pick up bags from Public Safety parking lot on West Erie and fill them at the boat landing. Please do not remove any sand from the beach.


Sandbags are available for residents at the fire department and sand is available at the Jungle Road Park parking area beside Palmetto Plaza. Please bring your own shovel.


As of Tuesday, September 9th, sandbags will be distributed at a single point until exhausted for residents in North Charleston. A limited quantity will be available. 25,000 sandbags have been distributed.

  • North Charleston Public Works Facility, 5800 Casper Padgett Way


A limited number of free sand and bags will be available to residents to build their own sandbags. Residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels. There will be a limit of 10 bags per car.

  • 14 Sumar Street (Old Piggly Wiggly site)
  • West Ashley Park – 3601 Mary Ader Avenue
  • James Island Town Hall – 1122 Dills Bluff Road
  • Grace Bridge Street Parking Lot – 5 Grace Bridge Street
  • Volvo Car Stadium – 161 Seven Farms Drive


Berkeley County has started distribution of sandbags to local fire departments and municipalities. Residents are responsible for filling the bags, and the sand is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • St Stephen Rural FD (150 prefilled bags)
  • Town of Moncks Corner 20 tons/500 bags
  • Lake Moultrie FD 20 tons/500 bags
  • City of Goose Creek 20 tons/500 bags (Button Hall, public works)
  • Whitesville (Sunview Station) 20 tons/500 bags
  • Hanahan 60 tons/1,500 bags
  • Pineridge (Myers Road) 20 tons/500 bags
  • Cross (Shortcut Road) 20 tons/500 bags
  • Goose Creek Rural 20 tons/500 bags
  • Cross FD (Old Hwy 6) 10 tons/250 bags
  • Cross FD (Hwy 6) 10 tons/250 bags


Sandbags will be available starting at 1:00 PM Sunday, September 1st. Sandbags pickup will be at the ballfields at Railroad Avenue near fields 1 & 2.


Beginning at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 3, sandbags and sand will be available at the below locations. Citizens must bring their own shovel and fill their own bags. Note: Bags should only be filled 2/3 of the way full, to be effective. There will be a limit of 12 sandbags per household.

Gahagan Park
184 W. Boundary St.
Summerville, SC 29483

Oakbrook Middle School
286 Old Fort Dr.
Ladson, SC 29456

Dubose Middle School
1005 Dubose School Road
Summerville, SC 29483

Dorchester County Courthouse
5200 E. Jim Bilton Blvd.
St. George, SC 29477

Ridgeville Town Hall
105 School St.
Ridgeville, SC 29472

Harleyville Town Hall
122 W. Main St.
Harleyville, SC 29448


Sandbags will be available at noon Monday for residents in Mount Pleasant. There is a limit of 10 per household.

  • Memorial Waterfront Park
  • R.L. Jones Recreational Complex
  • Park West Recreation Complex

The owner of Lowcountry Mulch (1135 Hwy 41, Mount Pleasant) tells us the company is giving away free sand to those who need it as long as supplies last. Bring a shovel and bags.

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