DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington County Emergency Management and Red Cross will be opening a shelter in preparation of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at Darlington Middle School.
We recognize the need for many people to have a safe place to stay while the storm passes through our area. We want to ensure they have time to prepare their homes before going to the shelter. This should allow plenty of time before storm effects is in our area.
Darlington Middle School is located at 150 Pinedale Drive, Darlington. This facility will not be staffed and able to receive shelter occupants until Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Evacuees should pack the following essential items in anticipation of a potentially prolonged evacuation period: required medications, adequate clothing, and essential personal items. Residents going to evacuation shelters should bring their own blankets, pillows, cots, and special food items if they are on restricted diets.
Individuals and families should plan to board pets with veterinarians, kennels, or other facilities in non-vulnerable areas. Pets are not allowed inside Red Cross evacuation shelters.
For additional information on how Darlington County is preparing for Hurricane Florence, stay tuned to @DCEmergencyManagement on Facebook and local media stations.