Shelters available for people affected by rising flood waters

Myrtle Beach is in great condition after Florence, but we are concerned about our western neighbors.  The American Red Cross has opened six evacuation shelters for residents west of Myrtle Beach affected by rising water from “Florence the Flood.”  Here’s a list of shelters, plus helpful information about what to bring.

-- HGTC Grand Strand Campus (Building 100, Swallow Ave,)

-- Loris Elementary School

-- City of Conway Parks and Recreation

-- Whitmore Park Middle School

-- Ocean Drive Elementary School

-- North Myrtle Beach High School

When going to a shelter, citizens will need to take their own supplies such as batteries, bedding, identification, toiletries, clothing, etc.  Shelters do not accept guns, alcohol or animals.

People who need to evacuate, but are worried about their animals can contact the Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) at 843-915-5930.  The HCACC is assisting animals that need to be cared for during the evacuations.  Please do not leave your animals at home if you evacuate.

The Horry County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Phone Bank is operational (843-915-5150) to assist residents and visitors with questions.