Hurricane Matthew

The Preparation

In preparation for Hurricane Matthew hitting the coastal communities of South Carolina, the City of Hanahan has prepared for the storm on many fronts.

  • We will be offering Sandbags beginning at 12:00pm today (Wednesday) for City of Hanahan and Berkeley County residents only.  Photo identification is required to pick up sandbags.  So far, we have not set a sandbag limit Limit was set to 10 bags per person.
  • We have begun Emergency preparation and have raised staffing levels for essential personnel.  This includes the public safety departments of the City, Police & Fire.
  • City of Hanahan will be closing at 12:00pm today (Wednesday) to allow our non-essential employees to return home and prepare for the storm or leave the area.
  • Curbside pickup services will be cancelled for 10/6/2016 (Thursday).
  • Curbside pickup services will be cancelled for 10/7/2016 (Friday).

Contact Numbers

In case of an emergency, please call 911.  For non-emergencies, please contact our Telecommunications non-emergency line at 843-747-5711.

  • City of Hanahan – (843) 554-4221
  • Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness – (843) 719-4166
  • Berkeley County Storm Hotline – (843) 719-4800


The folllowing shelters have been identified by Berkeley County Governement

  • Westview Primary School (98 Westview Dr. Goose Creek)
  • Berkeley Elementary School (715 SC-6, Moncks Corner)
  • St. Stephen Elementary School (1053 Russellville Rd, St Stephen)
  • Cainhoy Elementary School (2424 Cainhoy Rd, Huger)
  • Westview Middle School (101 Westview Blvd, Goose Creek)
  • Berkeley Middle School (320 N Live Oak Dr, Moncks Corner)
  • Can Bay High School – Pet Friendly (1624 State Rd, Summerville, SC)


We will continue to update this news release with more information as we have it.


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