What to bring to the shelter

Published 9:22 am Thursday, September 5, 2019

For those planning to evacuate to the emergency shelter set up at Washington High School, Beaufort County Emergency Services reminds evacuees to bring the following items.

Clothing and bedding

  • Extra clothes and shoes
  • Sleeping bag, blanket and pillow, and light weight portable lounge chairs
  • Rain gear
  • Wash clothes, towels, soap, toothbrush, paper towels, and toilet paper

Baby supplies

  • Clothes, diapers, formula, bottles, food, and blankets

Medications and first aid supplies

  • Medication clearly marked with your name, dosage, type of medication, and doctor’s name
  • Must be able to administer all medications
  • First aid supplies in a waterproof box

Important papers

  • Name and address of doctor
  • Name and address of nearest relative
  • Identification and valuable papers


  • Games, cards, toys, battery powered radios, and flashlights
  • Take a bath and eat before you leave home
  • Register immediately upon entering the shelter

Please remember, alcohol and weapons are not allowed in the shelter.