Local warming shelters are opening as temperatures are expected to set new cold weather records.
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office opened its work camp facility at 4 p.m. The work camp, located at 3841 Leeds Ave., will remain open until noon on Friday, according to Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson.
The Antioch Christian Fellowship opened its shelter at 5 p.m. Thursday. Guests must leave by 9 a.m. on Friday. Antioch's shelter will also be open Friday and Saturday nights.
Antioch Christian Fellowship is located at 1250 Central Avenue in Summerville.
The Hibben United Methodist Church will opens its cold shelter at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night and provide cots and warm meals for anyone who needs them.
The guests must leave by 7 a.m. Friday. No guests are accepted after 11 p.m. unless brought in by the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
The shelter will also be open Friday night.
It is located at 690 Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.
The Sea Island Presbyterian Church at 81 Lady's Island Dr. will open its shelter at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Cornerstone Community Church in Orangeburg is opening as shelter at 6 p.m. It is located at 1481 Chestnut St.
Temperatures for parts of the Lowcountry could dip into the teens.
The Red Cross encourages anyone coming to a shelter to bring the following items for each member of their family: prescription and emergency medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items.
It's also important not to forget special items for children, such as diapers, formula and toys, and other items for family members who have unique needs, the Red Cross says.