If you are in a low-lying area that typically floods, you need to consider leaving now. Heavy rainfall, high winds and storm surge are expected in Charleston, particularly on Monday between 10 am and 4 pm. If your property has flooded in the past, it will likely flood again. Consider staying with a friend or relative until flooding has passed.
One shelter opened at 1 p.m. today, September 10, 2017 at a Charleston County facility at 3765 Leeds Avenue. This is a shelter welcomes both people and their pets. Additional shelters will be opened as needed.
What to bring to the shelter:
A sleeping bag, pillow, medications, formula for children and anything else you may need to be comfortable.
Everyone is welcome at the shelter, with or without I.D. Once you are a resident of the shelter, you will be asked for your name and pre-disaster address.
The Charleston County Transportation plan was activated today at 1 p.m. and will run until 8 p.m. Transportation to the shelter will resume tomorrow, September 11, 2017 at 8 a.m., weather permitting.
If you have an animal with you and you do not have transportation:
Contact the Charleston County Emergency Public Information Line at (843) 746-3900, and a vehicle will be dispatched to transport you and your pet(s) to the shelter. Bring all supplies needed for your pet: crate, collar, leash, food, identification, veterinarian/immunization records, etc.
If you are disabled and cannot get to the nearest evacuation pick-up point:
Contact the Charleston County Emergency Public Information Line at (843) 746-3900, and a vehicle will be dispatched to transport you to the nearest available shelter.
If you need transportation to the nearest shelter during a voluntary evacuation:
Contact the Charleston County Emergency Public Information Line at (843) 746-3900 for assistance.
Pay attention to local media for any pick-up location changes.
Special Needs Planning
If you have special needs, the following organizations can help you make a plan and register you for emergency assistance:
Transportation Pickup Locations
- Medical Needs S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC): (843) 953 - 0038.
- Mobility & Other Special Needs Disabilities Resource Center at (843) 225 - 5080.
Charleston Progressive School - 382 Meeting Street
Archer Building OLD Sanders-Clyde Elementary School - 220 Nassau Street
Burke High School - 244 President Street
Joseph Floyd Manor - 2106 Mt. Pleasant Street
Gaillard Municipal Auditorium - 95 Calhoun Street
Memminger Elementary School – 20 Beaufain Street
Bridgeview Village Apt Complex – 108 D North Romney
Freddie Whaley Recreation Center – 1810 Doscher Avenue
Bi-Lo - 3125 Bees Ferry Road
West Ashley Middle School (Old Middleton High School) - 1776 Wm. Kennerty Drive
Springfield Elementary School - 2741 Clover Street
St. Andrews Middle School (Old St. Andrews High School) - 721 Wappoo Road
Doscher’s IGA - 1133 Savannah Highway (Highway 17)
Citadel Mall - 2070 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
Publix Grocery Store - 1401 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard
Charleston First Assembly - 2957 Savannah Highway (Highway 17)
West Ashley Vet – 840 St. Andrews Blvd
West Wood Plaza – 1812 Sam Rittenberg Hwy
Home Depot – 2008 Magwood Drive
Publix – 3642 Savannah Hwy
Earth Fare - 74 Folly Road (South Windermere Shopping Center)
Fast Point Food Store - 1029 Harbor View Road (Harbor View Road at Quail Drive)
Wal-Mart – 1231 Folly Road and Griffith Road
Folly Beach Shopping Center - 907 Folly Road (Camp Road and Folly Road)
Harris Teeter – 1739 Maybank Highway and Folly Road
Hot Wheels – 1523 Folly Road
Camp Center – 1238 Camp Road
Harris Teeter – 1985 Folly Road and Sol Legare Road
Harris Teeter – 675 Folly Road
Murray Elementary School – 691 Riverland Drive
James Island High School – 1000 Ft. Johnson Road
Hideaway Pizza Kitchen – 608A Harborview Road & Clearview, near Ft. Johnson
Charleston Executive Airport - 2700 Fort Trenholm Road (off River Road)
Mount Zion Elementary School - 3464 River Road
Charleston Collegiate (Sea Island Academy) - 2024 Academy Drive
Island Center Executuve Offices - 3690 Bohicket Road # 3A
Bi-Lo - 3575 Maybank Highway (Main Road and Maybank Highway)
St. John’s High School - 1518 Main Road
Food Lion – 2770 Maybank Hwy
Stono Market and Tomato Shed – 842 Main Road
Hebron Zion Presbyterain Church – 2915 Bohicket Road