Dorchester County Opens A Second Shelter at Woodland High School

Post Date:09/13/2018 9:00 AM

At 8:00 AM, today, Thursday, September 13, 2018, Dorchester County opened a second evacuation shelter at Woodland High School located at 4128 US Hwy 78, Dorchester, SC 29437

The pet-friendly shelter remains open at DuBose Middle School, located at 1005 DuBose School Road, Summerville, SC 29483.

The maximum capacity at DuBose Middle School is 404.

The maximum capacity at Woodland High School is 529.

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 and St. George Middle School remain on standby to open if/when the need arises.


The Pet-Friendly Shelter at DuBose 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 are encouraged to contact the Citizens Call Center at (843) 832-0393 for assistance with alternate transportation plans. 

Convenience Sites

All Dorchester County Convenience Sites are open until 12:00 PM today, Thursday, September 13, 2018. At noon today, all sites will close and remain closed until after post-storm inspections have been completed.

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.

Currently, Dorchester County is not included in the Hurricane Watch. Resident are encouraged to continue to monitor a trusted weather source for the latest storm information and be prepared to act.

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