Red Cross supporting evacuation shelters in Charleston area

Source: Live 5
Source: Live 5
Published: Oct. 9, 2016 at 12:49 AM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The American Red Cross is continuing to work with local and state emergency management officials and partner agencies to support evacuation shelters in the Charleston area.

The shelters give residents evacuated, due to Hurricane Matthew, a safe and dry place to stay until they are able to assess the damage to their homes.

The following shelters are open to accept people, until they are full, according to Jennifer Heisler with the American Red Cross.

Berkeley County
  • Berkeley Elementary School - 715 Main Street, Moncks Corner
  • Cainhoy Elementary School - 2434 Cainhoy Road, Huger
  • Cane Bay High School (Pet Shelter) - 1624 State Road, Carnes Crossroads
  • Saint Stephen Elementary School - 1053 Russellville Road, St. Stephen
  • Westview Primary School (Special Needs Shelter) - 100 Westview Boulevard, Goose Creek
Charleston County
  • Al Cannon Detention Center - 3841 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston
  • Midland Park Elementary School - 2415 Midland Park Road, North Charleston
  • FULL: North Charleston High School - 1087 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston
  • Old Burns Elementary School (Pet Shelter) - 3750 Dorchester Road, North Charleston
  • Stall High School - 3625 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston
Colleton County
  • Colleton Middle School - 1739 Mighty Cougar Drive, Walterboro
Dorchester County
  • Fort Dorchester High School - 8500 Patriot Boulevard, North Charleston
  • Summerville High School (Special Needs Shelter) - 1101 Boonehill Road, Summerville
Georgetown County
  • Andrews Elementary School - 13072 County Line Road, Andrews
Hampton County
  • Hampton Elementary School - 505 Hoover Street, Hampton
Jasper County
  • Ridgeland High School - 250 Jaguar Trail, Ridgeland
Williamsburg County
  • CE Murray High School - 222 CE Murray Boulevard, Greelyville
  • Hemingway High School - 401 S. Main Street, Hemingway
  • Kingstree Middle School - 423 School Street, Kingstree
  • Kingstree Rec Center - 375 Nelson Boulevard, Kingstree

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.

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