Flooding catches Longs community off guard
More Red Cross shelters have opened in Horry County as floodwaters continue to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
As of Monday, six shelters are open and serving people who have left their homes, according to county officials.
It was unclear Saturday morning how many people were in the shelters, said Horry County spokeswoman Kelly Lee Brosky. The shelter at Whittemore Park Middle School had the most people, she said last week.
None of the shelters accept pets, but Brosky said residents can show up at the shelters with pets in tow. Then shelter officials will contact the Horry County Animal Care Center to arrange for pickups.
“They’re doing amazing work,” Brosky said of animal care officials. “There are lots of happy doggies and kitties out there.”
Here are the shelter locations:
Whittemore Park Middle School — 1808 Rhue St., Conway
Loris Elementary School — 901 S.C. 9 Business, Loris
Horry Georgetown Tech-Grand Strand Campus — 770 Swallow Ave., Building 100, Myrtle Beach.
City of Conway Parks and Recreation — 1515 Mill Pond Road, Conway
North Myrtle Beach High School — 3750 Sea Mountain Highway, Little River
Palmetto Bay Elementary School — 8900 S.C. 544, Myrtle Beach