GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - Georgetown County officials are tying to make sure everyone who wants to get to an emergency shelter has the chance to do so before the Waccamaw River begins to rise and likely flood parts of the area.
On-demand rides to the county’s shelters in Georgetown and Pawleys Island are available on Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone who wants to request a ride to a shelter should call 843-545-3195 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in order to schedule a ride.
Officials are urging people who need to evacuate and can’t reach an emergency shelter by themselves to take advantage of the service. There won’t be another chance for door-to-door transportation after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The two shelters, located at Georgetown High School (2500 Anthuan Maybank Drive) and Waccamaw Middle School (247 Wildcat Way), both of which accept pets, but those pets must be in crates to be admitted to the shelter and have to be attended to at all times.
Residents are reminded to bring their own food, medication and other items while they’re in the shelter.