Buses from Greenville ready to transport evacuees from North Charleston Coliseum

VIDEO: Buses parked in N. Charleston waiting to evacuate residents if shelters fill up

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - About 200 school buses were in the parking lot of the North Charleston Coliseum Wednesday, waiting to take hurricane evacuees to the Upstate.

The buses, which were brought to town under orders from Gov. Nikki Haley, started arriving around 11 a.m.

Charleston County officials say the buses will be used only if all of the evacuation shelters in the Charleston area fill up. If that's the case, any evacuees who come to the coliseum will be taken to Greenville, Spartanburg and possibly Anderson.

An official with the Greenville County School District says it was a coordinated effort.

"It's huge. We got word about 2:30 yesterday so our drivers have really stepped up to the plate and our supervisors, our entire staff, and administration got us down here," David Goad said.

Goad said actual drivers for the school district drove the buses to Charleston.

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