Matthew News Release #9

Helpline for Shelter Locations


Columbia, S.C. – Evacuees seeking refuge from Hurricane Matthew should call 1-866-246-0133 to be directed to the nearest open emergency shelter anywhere in the state. The state’s public information phone system is operational 24 hours a day until South Carolina is no longer in danger.


The S.C. Emergency Management Division website,, lists emergency shelter status statewide and is updated in real-time by the S.C. Department of Social Services.


Coastal evacuees currently traveling or without internet access are urged to call the PIPS line if they need assistance.






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