Dorchester County Will Have Sandbags and Sand Available for Self-Fill at 1:00 PM

Post Date:09/12/2018 9:00 AM

After distributing 15,000 filled sandbags, Dorchester County is providing an additional 50 tons of sand for self-fill.

Beginning at 1:00 PM today, September 12, 2018 sandbags and sand will be available at the below locations. Citizens must bring their own shovel and fill their own bags. Note: Bags should only be filled 2/3 of the way full, to be effective. There will be a limit of 10 sandbags per household.

Gahagan Park
184 W. Boundary St.
Summerville, SC 29483

Wescott Park
9006 Dorchester Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29420

Big Lots Dorchester Rd.
10055 Dorchester Rd.
Summerville, SC 29485

The Old Mr. K’s Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot in Knightsville
1605 Central Ave.
Summerville, SC 29483

Harleyville Town Hall
122 W. Main St.
Harleyville, SC 29448

Ridgeville Town Hall
105 School St.
Ridgeville, SC 29472


Citizens Call Center

The Citizens Call Center (CCC) is open. Citizens can call the center with questions related to Hurricane Florence. The CCC phone numbers are (843) 832-0393 and (843) 563-0393.


Evacuation Order

Governor McMaster has ordered a mandatory evacuation of Evacuation Zones D, E and F in Dorchester County. Individuals residing in mobile or manufactured homes should also evacuate or seek shelter in a hardened structure.

Residents can locate their zone by visiting DorchesterCountySC.gov/Florence and/or by downloading the SC Emergency Manager mobile app.

When the Governor orders a mandatory evacuation, it is required that everyone in the designated area leave. The mandatory evacuation order carries the force of state law. In addition, once you leave the area, the order prohibits you from returning until the Governor suspends the order and conditions are deemed safe. 


Pet-Friendly Shelter

A pet-friendly shelter has been open at DuBose Middle School, located at 1005 DuBose School Road, Summerville, SC 29483. At the time of release, there were 21 evacuees at DuBose Middle School and zero pets.

Residents evacuating to a shelter should pack minimally, bringing only the essentials i.e. bedding (blankets or sleeping bag, pillows, air mattresses or cots) personal hygiene products, a form of identification, all medications, important documents, a change of clothes, food and water for 3-4 days.

Residents who feel they may need to relocate to a special medical needs shelter should call the SCDHEC triage phone line at 1-800-578-2031. 

Shelters at Summerville High School, Woodland High School and St. George Middle School will be on standby to open if/when the need arises.

Pets

The Shelter will only accept crated, small, domesticated animals. At least one family member must remain on premise.

Residents who would like to utilize the pet shelter will be responsible for bringing all pet supplies including, but not limited to the below:

  • Leash
  • Vaccination Records
  • Pet Food
  • Water & Food Bowls
  • Sheet or Blanket to cover Kennel
  • Litter and Litter Box
  • Medication (if needed)
  • Training Pads for kennel

Shelter Transportation

If residents are in an evacuation zone and do not have the resources to leave the area, Dorchester County in conjunction with community partners will provide free transportation to open public shelters only.

Residents can go to the below pickup locations beginning at 1:00 PM today, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to be taken to an evacuation shelter.

If residents are unable to get to a predesignated pick-up location, they are encouraged to contact the Citizens Call Center for assistance with alternate transportation plans. 

PICK-UP Locations

PICKUP TIMES

HUNTERS RIDGE LN

& PEPPERTREE LN

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

CATHEDRAL OF PRAISE

PARKING LOT

1:12 PM

2:12 PM

3:12 PM

CLEARWATER AUTO DETAILING (Stratton Capers)

1:24 PM

2:24 PM

3:24 PM

DORCHESTER MANOR BLVD & PINE GROVE DR

1:36 PM

2:36 PM

3:36 PM

THE GABLES (SADDLEBROOK)

AT MAILBOXES

1:52 PM

2:52 PM

3:52 PM

APPIAN APARTMENTS PARKING LOT

2:05 PM

3:05 PM

4:05 PM

DELTA OAKS MHP

(APPIAN WAY & ENTERPRISE DRIVE)

2:17 PM

3:17 PM

4:17 PM

CINEMARK MOVIE 8

(LADSON) PARKING LOT

2:36 PM

3:36 PM

4:36 PM

LANTERN DR & MARGARET DR (FAIRLAWN OFF LADSON RD)

2:49 PM

3:49 PM

4:49 PM

TERRY AVE & WENDY WAY (GREENHURST OFF MILES RD)

3:06 PM

4:06 PM

5:06 PM

CREEKSIDE MHP @ THE POOL

3:20 PM 4:20 PM 5:20 PM
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