There are NO shelters available in Beaufort County during a hurricane. Beaufort County, also known as the Lowcountry, is comprised of low-lying land surrounded by marshes, rivers and other bodies of water. There are no shelters in Beaufort County due to its flat land and being flood prone.
The Red Cross has opened some shelters in Jasper County during storm events. Please call the local Red Cross for further information.
If a storm event is not a hurricane, Red Cross may open a shelter in Beaufort County, however, variables of each, unique storm dictate that decision. There may also be times when shelters are available in the county following a storm, especially if there are areas of the county which have become temporarily uninhabitable. Shelter information, when available, will be included in the town’s updates to social media. Additionally, a list of shelters will be available on https://scemd.org/stay-informed/emergency-shelters/