COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has posted information on emergency shelters in our area.
Residents headed to evacuation shelters are told to bring their own blankets, pillows, cots and special food items if they are on restricted diets.
There are a few shelters that are pet-friendly, but individuals and families should plan to board pets with veterinarians, kennels or other facilities in non-vulnerable areas.
While pets are not allowed inside Red Cross evacuation shelters, people with animals can take their pets with them to any shelter so volunteers can help them make arrangements.
List of Grand Strand shelters:
- Conway High School: 2301 Church Street, Conway, SC 29526
- Loris High School: 301 Loris Lions Road, Loris, SC 29569
- Ocean Bay Middle School: 905 International Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
- Pleasant Hill Elementary: 127 Schoolhouse Road, Hemingway, SC 29554
- Aynor Middle School: 400 Frye Road, Galivants Ferry, SC 29544
In addition, Marion County will open a shelter at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Marion High School. Items residents will need to bring are blankets and their medications. No pets are allowed.
Pick-up points and times of departure to the shelter throughout Marion County are listed below:
- Sellers Town Hall - bus will arrive at 6 p.m. and depart at 7 p.m.
- Nichols Town Hall - bus will arrive at 6 p.m. and depart at 6:30 p.m.
- City of Mullins Fire Department - bus will arrive at 6:45 p.m. and depart at 7:15 p.m.
- Safford Building in Brittons Neck - bus will arrive at 6 p.m. and depart at 7 p.m.
- Housing Authority Office on Walnut Street in Marion - bus will arrive at 6 p.m. and depart at 6:30 p.m.
- Grice’s Recreation on Greene Street in Marion - bus will arrive at 6:45 p.m. and depart at 7:15 p.m.
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