NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The American Red Cross shelter opened for Lowcountry residents who are unable to return home due to flood damage from the storms Monday was closed Tuesday morning, a representative for the organization says.
The shelter was located at Grace Alliance Church, at 8101 Northside Drive in North Charleston.
The Red Cross encouraged 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. They said it was 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.
An easy way to find an open shelter is to download the free Red Cross Emergency App. The app displays open Red Cross shelters on an easy to use map interface and is updated every 30 minutes. Search Red Cross Emergency App on your phone or visit http://www.redcross.org/apps to learn more.
People affected by the floods in the Charleston area who are in need of emergency disaster assistance can call the American Red Cross 843-764-2323 or 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767).
To help neighbors affected by disasters become a Red Cross volunteer or make a financial contribution to Red Cross by calling 843-764-2323 or visiting www.redcross.org/sc.