Storm Shelters Remain Open in Charleston County

September 11, 2017, 10:41 am EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (WTAT-TV) — As Irma begins to make her presence known in the Lowcountry, officials say they want people who living in low-lying or flood prone areas to know they have a place to stay dry.

On Sunday, emergency officials announced two storm shelters would open in Charleston County

Leaders in Berkeley County began going door-to-door Sunday afternoon warning residents near French Quarter Creek in Huger, SC to temporarily relocate due to rising water levels, which they anticipate could be higher than levels seen during Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.

A pet-friendly shelter is open at 3765 Leeds Avenue. You are asked to bring supplies like food, water, bedding and medications for both you and your pets.

A secondary shelter is open at 3841 Leeds Avenue on the corner of Bridge View Drive. This is not a pet-friendly shelter. Please bring your supplies and bedding if you plan to stay here.

Shelter transportation was up and running most of Sunday afternoon, but has ultimately stopped running Monday due to what is now Tropical Storm Irma.

If you need help or have any storm-related questions, please call one of the numbers below.

– City of Hanahan: call 843-268-4281

– The North Charleston Citizen Information Hotline: 843-740-2828.

– Charleston County Citizen Information Hotline: 843-746-3900

– Berkeley County Citizen Information Hotline: 843-719-4800