MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Here you can find a list of all shelters that will be available as Hurricane Matthew approaches the Grand Strand. Note that these shelters will open only once a mandatory evacuation order has been issued by the governor. For Horry and Georgetown counties, this may come Thursday morning.
Unless otherwise noted, pets are not allowed at any shelters. For a list of pet-friendly hotels, click here.
Red Cross Shelters in Horry County:
Due to low occupancy, some area shelters are being consolidated, according to Horry County Emergency Management. Residents who need to go to a shelter should go to one of the following seven locations:
Horry County Shelters That Are Open
1. Aynor High School
2. Conway High School
3. Green Sea Floyds Middle and High School
4. Loris High School
5. North Myrtle Beach High
6. Palmetto Bay Elementary School
7. Whittemore Park Middle
Horry County Shelters That Are On Stand-By
1. Aynor Elementary School
2. Aynor Middle School
3. Blackwater Middle School
4. Green Sea Floyds Elementary
5. Loris Elementary School
6. Loris Middle School
7. Pee Dee Elementary
The shelter consolidation will allow for the best possible service to those who evacuate.
Red Cross Shelters in Florence County:
The American Red Cross now plans to open shelters Thursday morning beginning at 7 a.m. and are on standby for possible overflow from Charleston and Beaufort counties.
Shelter locations include:
Hannah-Pamplico Elementary/Middle School - 2131 S. Pamplico Hwy. - Pamplico, SC 29583
Lake City High School - 652 N. Matthews Rd. - Lake City, SC 29560
Timmonsville Educational Center - 304 Kemper St. - Timmonsville, SC 29161
Wilson High School - 1411 E. Old Marion Hwy - Florence, SC 2906
South Florence High School - 3200 S. Irby St. - Florence, SC 29505
Red Cross Shelters in Marion County:
The following shelters are scheduled to open Friday at 9 a.m.
Creek Bridge High School - 6641 South Carolina 41 Alternate - Marion, SC 29571
Johnakin Middle School - 601 Gurley St. - Marion, SC 29571