Shelter Information

American Red Cross



American Red Cross shelters are scheduled to be open at 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 5th and available to evacuees.  
Residents and visitors with limited or no means of transportation are urged to visit the Palmetto Breeze website for the locations of bus stops and times of departures

Shelters will remain open until no longer needed.


Colleton County Middle School
1739 Mighty Cougar Dr
Walterboro, SC 


Estill High and Middle School

1450 Columbia Hwy North

Estill, SC

Hampton Elementary School

505 S Hoover Street

Hampton, SC


Ridgeland North Campus

250 Jaguar Trail

Ridgeland, SC

The American Red Cross operates these shelters within Beaufort County for weather related and other disaster operations:

Battery Creek High School
1 Blue Dolphin Dr.
Burton, SC 29902
Beaufort Elementary School
1800 Prince St. 
Beaufort, SC 29902
Beaufort High School
84 Sea Island Parkway
Beaufort, SC 29907
Beaufort Middle School
2501 Mossy Oaks Road
Beaufort, SC 29902
Bluffton Elementary School
160 H. E. McCracken Circle
Bluffton, SC 29910
Bluffton High School
12 H. E. McCracken Circle
Bluffton, SC 29910
Bluffton Middle School
30 New Mustang Drive
Bluffton, SC 29910
Broad River Elementary School
474 Broad River Road
Beaufort, SC 29906
H. E. McCracken Middle School
250 H. E. McCracken Circle
Bluffton, SC 29910
Hilton Head High School
70 Wilborn Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Okatie Elementary School
53 Cherry Point Road
Okatie, SC 29909
Whale Branch Early College High School
69 Detour Road
Beaufort, SC 29941
  • The American Red Cross will open these shelters during a tropical storm ONLY.  If a storm is projected to make landfall at a Category 1 or above, no shelters will open in Beaufort County.  There will be alternate shelters in other counties, such as Hampton or Jasper.  These will be advertised at the time, based on the severity of the storm.
  • Law enforcement security will be provided at each shelter.
  • Those using the shelters should know to bring their own food, clothing, bedding, medications, water, hygiene items, toys for kids, reading materials, games, etc.  We suggest bringing at least five days-worth of items/food.
  • Again, pets are not allowed in shelters, unless they are a designated service animal.