GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital is in the process of evacuating its inpatient services ahead of expected flooding in the area. However, emergency operations will continue at the hospital.
According to information from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the department is working with the state Department of Natural Resources and local emergency management officials to monitor the projected flooding and ensure potentially impacted health care facilities are addressed as needed.
The following health care facilities regulated by DHEC will be evacuated:
- Tidelands Georgetown Memorial (by Tuesday at 5 p.m.)
- South Island Assisted Living (by Tuesday at 12 p.m.)
- Blue Ridge in Georgetown (by Tuesday at 12 p.m.)
According to information from Tidelands Health, the evacuation only applies to inpatient services. Emergency operations will continue.
According to its website, DHEC has one special medical needs shelter open to provide shelter for people whose medical conditions exceed the capabilities of the general population shelters but are not severe enough to require a hospital stay.
These are individuals who live at home and have a health condition that requires specialized, electric-powered equipment or need medication that requires refrigeration. Individuals in these shelters must bring an adult caregiver with them to care for them. Anyone who thinks they may need this type of shelter should call 1-855-472-3432.
Additionally, SCE&G is cutting natural gas service to Front Street and everything from East Bay Street to the marsh in the historic district of Georgetown, according to a Facebook post from Georgetown County Emergency Management.