Berkeley Co. officials give updated plans ahead of Hurricane Florence

Berkeley Co. officials give updated plans ahead of Hurricane Florence
Berkeley County officials held a press conference Wednesday about upcoming plans ahead of Hurricane Florence (source: Live 5 News)
Hurricane Florence's path as of 11 a.m. Wednesday (Source: Live 5)
Hurricane Florence's path as of 11 a.m. Wednesday (Source: Live 5)

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County officials held a press conference Wednesday afternoon as Hurricane Florence makes it way to the Carolinas.

Berkeley County law enforcement and other officials from Berkeley County government gave an update on the county's plans for Hurricane Florence.

Sheriff Lewis explained that residents know if their area is prone to flooding on a regular basis and to take proper precautions.

Emergency responders have extra crews on staff to help keep people safe during potential impacts from Hurricane Florence in Berkeley County. Extra staff will be in the area until Wednesday of next week, according to officials.

Goose Creek Mayor Gregory Habib says the city of has distributed almost 13,000 bags of sand and sand is still available for people looking for it.

Berkeley Middle School, Cane Bay High School, Goose Creek High School and St. Stephen Elementary are open as shelters. Officials say more shelters will open if needed. Cane Bay High School is a pet-friendly shelter.

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