Gov. Nikki Haley announced the mandatory evacuation of more areas of Jasper and Colleton counties on Thursday afternoon, but that doesn’t mean people who sought shelter in those counties have to move.
All of the American Red Cross shelters that were set up for Hurricane Matthew have been inspected to conform to Red Cross standards and are able to withstand a Category 5 storm and are not affected by the new evacuations, according to Red Cross regional communications officer Jennifer Heisler.
That includes the shelters at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School and Colleton County Middle School.
There are also shelters at Estill High and Middle School and Hampton Elementary School.
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