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.
Two shelters are open at Charleston County facilities at 3765 Leeds Avenue and 3841 Leeds Avenue. The shelter at 3841 Leeds Avenue will not accept pets. Both people and their pets are accepted at the shelter at 3765 Leeds Avenue. Additional shelters will be opened as needed.
What to bring to the shelter:
A sleeping bag, pillow, food, medications, formula for children and anything else you may need to be comfortable.
Everyone is welcome at the shelters, 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 September 10th at 1 p.m. and will run until 8 p.m. Transportation to the shelter will resume September 11th at 8 a.m., as long as wind speed allow.
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