Hurricane Dorian Update For Jasper County South Carolina

In conjunction with Governor Henry McMaster’s order of evacuation, the Jasper County Council has signed a Local Declaration of Emergency at 12:00 PM today. Residents who reside in Zone A of Jasper County should put their emergency plans into action and evacuate inland.

Please take into consideration that when winds exceed 40mph sustained, Emergency Services will NOT be able to respond to ANY calls. It is vital for residents to understand that if they choose to disregard the mandatory evacuation, they are assuming responsibility for their safety.

The local shelter opened at the Ridgeland/Hardeeville School Complex located at 250 Jaguar Trail, Ridgeland SC 29936. This shelter cannot support individuals with special medical needs. If you have special medical needs that are outside the means of this facility, call (855)-472-3432 for assistance.

The shelter will accommodate evacuees and some household pets. Evacuees seeking shelter should bring with them essential hygiene products, essential bedding items, important documents, 72 hours of food supply for those with restrictive diets, and at least a 7 day supply of medication.

Evacuees with pets must bring pet food, a pet crate, and a 6-foot maximum leash. 

Jasper County Schools as well as State and County offices will be closed today and tomorrow. General Sessions and Traffic Court have been canceled for the remainder of the week and will be rescheduled at a later date. Recycling Centers are closed today Sept. 2, open tomorrow Sept. 3, and closed as normal on Sept. 4.

 In addition, the Jasper County School District has begun a transportation pickup route at the following locations in order to bring residents who may not have transportation to the shelter. Pickups began at 12:00 PM Monday, September 2nd and will run approximately every hour until 8:00 PM. Transportation services will resume the following day beginning at 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM.

Area

Address

 Pineland Fire Station

3648 Cypress Branch Rd

Robertville Fire Station

9705 Cotton Hill Rd

Coosawhatchie Fire Station

6691 West Frontage Rd

Point South Fire Station

630 Campground Rd

 Cherry Point Fire Station

2539 Argent BLVD

Ridgeland Fire Department

49 South Railroad Avenue

Tillman Fire Station

30 Daniel O. Morris Blvd

Levy Fire Station

2721 Levy Rd

Levy Fire Station

3677 Bellinger Hill Rd

Roseland Fire Station

4340 Coosaw Scenic Drive

Hardeeville Police Department

26 Martin Street

Please note that all of the above locations may not have personnel on-site. You may have to stand outside to wait for the bus to arrive. If you are unable to make it to one of the bus pickup points, you can call (843)-726-4421 extension 8 for assistance. 

Do you know your zone? To clarify what evacuation zone you reside in, download the South Carolina Emergency Manager app for your Android or Apple phone or visit https://scemd.org/prepare/know-your-zone.

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