Severe Weather Safety: List of safe shelters in South Carolina

The South Carolina Emergency Management Agency is asking people to safely remain where you are for the remainder of Sunday due to the severe weather and flash flooding across the state of South Carolina.

For people who may have already been forced to evacuate to stay safe: the American Red Cross is working with emergency management officials and partner agencies to support and operate the following 11 shelters that are listed below.

The shelters give residents evacuated due to flooding a safe, dry place to sleep, meals, and other services.

All of these shelters are open as of 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 4th.



Al Cannon Detention Center Work Camp Facility

3841 Leeds Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405


United Methodist Church
1125 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405




Scott’s Branch High School

9253 Alex Harvin Hwy, Summerton, SC 29148




Summerville High School

1101 Boonehill Rd, Summerville, SC 29483




First Presbyterian Church

410 East Carolina Ave, Clinton, SC 29325




Risen Christ Lutheran Church

10595 Hwy 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29572




Grace Community Church

1611 Woodlawn Rd, Greenwood, SC 29649




Lexington Leisure Center

108 Park Rd., Lexington, SC 29072


7 Oaks Complex

200 Leisure Lane, Irmo, SC 29072




AC Flora High School

1 Falcon Drive, Columbia, SC 29204


St. Andrews Baptist Church

230 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29204

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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