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Updated - May 29, 2012
2012 Berkeley County Public Hurricane Shelter Locations

Stay tuned to local radio and TV stations for shelter openings, locations, and updates.  Never go to a shelter unless you know it is open.

IMPORTANT: This list is provided as a resource only. Shelters listed below may not be opened, or may change during the approach of a storm.

Public Shelters Address
Berkeley High School 406 W. Main Street - Moncks Corner 29461
Goose Creek High School 1137 Red Bank Road - Goose Creek 29445
Hanahan Middle School 5815 Murray Drive - Hanahan 29410
Stratford High School 951 Crowfield Blvd. - Goose Creek 29445
St. Stephen Elem. School 1053 Russellville Road - St. Stephen 29479
Cross High School 1293 Old Highway 6 - Cross 29436
Cain Bay High School 1624 State Road - Summerville 29483
Cainhoy Elementary/Middle School 2424 Cainhoy Road - Huger 29456
Macedonia Middle School 200 Macedonia Foxes Circle - Moncks Corner 29461
Sangaree Elementary School 1460 Royle Road - Summerville 29483
Westview Primary School 98 Westview Blvd - Goose Creek 29445

American Red Cross Shelters

When making your plans for a disaster, going to a shelter should be considered only if you cannot leave town. Remember, these shelters are in schools, churches, public facilities, etc. There are no beds or cots. There are no showers. There is no privacy. If power goes out, there will be no electricity. A shelter is just that, a temporary place.

If you do go to a Red Cross approved shelter, you will need to be considerate of the other people there. Shelters are not prestocked with personal comfort items. For your personal comfort, it is highly recommended you arrive at the shelter prepared for a three day stay. The following is a recommended list of essential items you should take to the shelter:

  • One blanket or sleeping bag, and pillow per person. If you have a cot or air mattress bring it, as well.

  • Lawn chair / chaise lounge.

  • Any special dietary requirements. Non-perishable packed or canned food, including high energy snack items.

  • One gallon of water per person per day, in clean plastic containers. Do not bring glass containers.

  • Any required medicines, especially prescription drugs. The style & serial number of special medical devices such as pace makers.

  • Personal hygiene and sanitary items.

  • A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes.

  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.

  • An extra set of car keys.

  • Credit cards and cash. (not for use at the shelter, you'll need these when you return home).

  • Important family papers and documents (Birth & Marriage certificates, Insurance polices, etc.).

  • Flashlights, with extra batteries.

  • Battery powered radio or TV, with extra batteries.

  • Books and games.

Shelter Rules

     1.  You MUST sign in upon arriving and sign out upon leaving
     2.  No alcohol or non-prescriptions drugs
     3No smoking is permitted inside of the shelters
     4.  No guns or weapons
     5.  No pets
     6.  No disorderly or disruptive behavior
     7.  Shelter users must be respectful of the building and grounds being loaned to them as a shelter.
          Somebody else owns the facility. You are their guest.
     8.  Be courteous and respectful others

Volunteers are needed to manage and provide assistance in our emergency shelters. Excellent training is provided. If you are willing to help your community, contact American Red Cross Disaster Services at 843-764-2323.

Special Medical Needs Shelters

In making your hurricane evacuation and other disaster plans, discuss with your physician what is best for your health. Shelter should only be considered as a last resort. Keep in mind that in the case of a mandatory evacuation, your physician and other heatlh care providers will also have to evacuate.

Special Medical Needs Shelters provide supervised shelter to a limited number of people whose medical needs exceed the capabilities of the Red Cross shelters, but are not severe enough to require hospitalization. It is intended only to provide a safe environment for those requiring limited special assistance due to pre-existing health problems. A Caregiver must stay with individuals in the shelter.

Special Medical Needs Shelters, should be considered as a last resort. Plan ahead and explore all other alternatives such as staying with relatives or friends outside the evacuation area, staying in a motel or working with your physician to be admitted to a hospital. Please note that the person who assists in meeting your needs at home, should be prepared to meet your same needs in the shelter. A limited number of nurses will be available in the shelter.

If your emergency plans include seeking refuge at a Special Medical Needs Shelter, you will need to keep the following in mind:

  • Bring your medications and medical supplies, enough for seven (7) days. Bring medical equipment suc as wheelchairs, canes, walkers. Remember: One person (a caregiver) must accompany any individual who plans to use a Special Medical Needs Shelter. Your caregiver is the only person who will be permitted to stay at the shelter with you.
  • Keep a list of items that you need on a daily basis Bring with you an adequate supply of these items. If you are oxygen dependent, make arrangements with your durable medical equipment company to assure extra cannisters or refills as needed. Make arrangements with your home health agency to continue your services while you are in the shelter.

For additional information, contact: (803) 898-4415

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  Berkeley County
Emergency Management
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Moncks Corner, SC 29461
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