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Charleston County Moves to OPCON 1; Shelters Open in North Charleston

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Charleston County Government today moved to Operational Condition (OPCON) 1 at 1 pm, which means a disaster or emergency situation in effect, a full-fledged emergency response operation is on-going, and the EOC is at the highest state of emergency operations. 

For definitions of all OPCON levels, visit this site: http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/emergency-management/opcon.php).

A Charleston County facility at 3765 Leeds Avenue opened as a shelter of last resort at 1 pm. Transportation to the shelter will be available until 8 pm Sunday and will resume Monday morning unless wind speeds determine otherwise.

Pick-up locations are listed in Charleston County’s 2017 Hurricane Guide. Those seeking shelter need to bring pillows, blankets, medications, and entertainment for children. The shelter will accommodate pets, however please bring crates, food, and any other pet needs. For specific questions about special media needs contact DHEC: 1-800-578-2031.

A second Charleston County Facility located at 3841 Leeds Avenue at the corner of Bridge View Drive opened as a shelter at 5:30 pm. This shelter will NOT accept pets.

The Charleston County Citizen’s Information line is active 24/7.

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