THE LIST: Sandbag distribution locations in the Lowcountry

Municipalities are making sandbags available for residents and businesses beginning Tuesday.
Published: Aug. 29, 2023 at 4:59 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2023 at 12:21 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Cities and towns across the Lowcountry are preparing for the potential impacts of Tropical Storm Idalia in the area.

Municipalities are making sandbags available for residents and businesses beginning Tuesday.

Charleston County

City of Charleston - The city of Charleston will have a limited supply of free sand and sandbags for residents. Residents should bring their own shovels. Distribution will take place at three locations in the city. Distribution will run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Bees Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Gardens Boulevard
  • James Island Town Hall, 1122 Dills Bluff Road
  • Hampton Park (parking lot near baseball field), 30 Mary Murray Drive

North Charleston - Sandbags will be available from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. - noon on Wednesday

  • Gussie Green Community Center
  • North Charleston Athletic Center
  • North Charleston Aquatic Center

Isle of Palms - Sandbags available beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Limit 10 per person.

  • Public Safety Building - 30 J C Long Boulevard
  • Large Municipal Parking Lot - 1174 Pavilion Drive

Berkeley County

Sandbags are now available at the following sites on a first-come, first-served basis. The sites are self-serve. More locations will be added, as needed.

  • St. Stephen - North Berkeley Fire Station 1, 124 Hood Street
  • Bonneau - North Berkeley Fire Station 2, 420 Municipal Lane
  • Jamestown - North Berkeley Fire Station 7, 1037 Fortview Road (Honeyhill/Schulerville)
  • Bonneau - Forty One Fire Department, 1135 Mandella Road
  • Moncks Corner - First Street near railroad tracks on Carolina Avenue (behind Moncks Corner Fire Dept. headquarters)
  • Moncks Corner/Summerville: Central Berkeley Fire & EMS Station 3, 115 Sunview Avenue, Moncks Corner
  • Goose Creek - ACROSS FROM Goose Creek City Fire Dept. (201 Button Hall Avenue)
  • Huger - Cainhoy Fire Department Station 6 – 1004 United Drive
  • Hanahan - Ballfield at Mabeline Road & Railroad Avenue

Dorchester County

Distribution will be from noon - 6 p.m. Tuesday

There is a limit of ten sandbags per resident or business owner.

Please bring a shovel as sites are a Fill It Yourself model with the county providing sand and bags.

  • Ridgeville Town Hall, 105 School St., Ridgeville, SC 29472
  • Harleyville Town Hall, 122 W Main St., Harleyville, SC 29448
  • Dorchester County Court House in St. George, 5200 E. Jim Bilton Blvd. St., George, SC 29477
  • Gahagan Park, 184 W. Boundary St., Summerville, SC 29485
  • Old Bi-lo Parking Lot, (By Summerville High School) 1452 Boone Hill Rd., Summerville, SC 29483

Georgetown County

  • Georgetown, 120 N. Fraser Street, 3 p.m., 10 bag limit