Sandbags provided for residents in three Charleston County municipalities

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – Wednesday, three towns in Charleston County will provide sandbags to homeowners to help them prepare for the consequences of Hurricane Ian.

Charleston County

The city of Charleston will give sandbags to city residents from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, while supplies last. The city said on Wednesday that sandbags will be distributed on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents must bring their own shovels in order to construct sandbags. On-site staff will be available to assist as required.

The places for self-service sandbag pickup are:

Bee’s Landing Recreation Center, 1580 Ashley Garden Blvd. in West Ashley Hampton Park parking lot at the intersection of Ashley Avenue and Mary Murray Drive on the peninsula Seven Farms Drive behind Governor’s Park Dog Park, Under I-526 on Daniel Island Grace Bridge Street parking lot between America and East Bay streets on the peninsula James Island Town Hall, 1110 Dills Bluff Rd. on James Island

According to city officials, each household is limited to ten sandbags.

Leaders in Charleston advise individuals in need of additional sandbags to call a local hardware shop.

Folly Beach

Wednesday, the City of Folly Beach will provide up to ten sandbags to residents at two locations.

Beginning at 9 a.m., sandbags will be available at the Public Safety facility.

Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., people should be able to begin filling sandbags at the boat landing, where a shipment of sand is planned to be delivered.

North Charleston

Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., while supplies last, the city of North Charleston will be available at the following locations:

Gussie Greene Community Center is located at 2008 Success Street; North Charleston Athletic Center is located at 5600 Casper Padgett Way; and North Charleston Aquatic Center is located at 8610 Patriot Boulevard.

Must present proof of North Charleston residency. The sandbags are exclusively available to residents, not companies.

City workers will distribute up to six filled sandbags each resident, according to Ryan Johnson, the city’s spokeswoman.

Mount Pleasant

The town of Mount Pleasant will provide sandbags beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m., while supplies last. The town limits each household to ten sandbags.

Memorial Waterfront Park, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd.
John Island

Wednesday sandbags will be available in the town of James Island from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents must bring their own shovels, with a maximum of 10 bags.

Berkeley County James Island Town Hall, 1101 Dills Bluff Road

The Berkeley County government notified places where sandbags can be obtained by residents. According to the county, sandbags are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hanahan – Railroad Avenue in front of field No. 1 in the vicinity of Trident Tech. Shovels are available.
First Street near the train tracks in Moncks Corner. Behind the headquarters of the fire department Bring along your own spade.
Cross – Cross Rural Fire Department Station #1, 1007 Shortcut Road and Station #3, 1980 Old Highway 6 Dorchester County Goose Creek – Fire department headquarters, 201 Button Hall Avenue Cross – Cross Rural Fire Department Station #1, 1007 Shortcut Road and Station #3, 1980 Old Highway 6

Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., sandbag locations in Dorchester County will be accessible, according to county officials. Residents are restricted to ten sandbags per household and must bring their own shovel.

Ridgeville Town Hall is located at 105 School Street, Ridgeville, South Carolina 29472.
Harleyville Town Hall, 122 W Main St., Harleyville, SC 29448 Colleton County Courthouse, 5200 E Jim Bilton Blvd. St., George, SC 29477 Gahagan Park, 184 W. Boundary St., Summerville, SC 29485 Old Bi-lo Parking Lot, (By Summerville High School), 1452 Boone Hill Rd., Summerville, SC 29483 Wescott Park, 9006 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston, SC

Officials in Colleton County have announced that sandbag operations will begin on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Sandbags will be available again from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Residents will be responsible for filling and transporting their own sandbags, according to officials.

Walterboro’s Colleton County Fire-Rescue headquarters is located at 113 Mable T. Willis Boulevard.

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