Limited supply of free sandbags for residents as Hurricane Hermine approaches

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Multiple agencies in the Lowcountry Bay area have announced hours and locations to pick up sandbags.


If you are expecting some local flooding during Tropical Storm Hermine, the City of Charleston has a limited number of free sandbags to give out.

The sandbags will be given out at two locations:

  • Bees Ferry Station at 1985 Bees Ferry Road
  • Milford Street Public Works Operations Complex at 2150 Milford Street.

Bees Ferry Station opened at 7 a.m. on Friday morning. Milford Street Public Work Operations Complex opened reopened at 7:30 a.m. this morning.

Residents are limited to 10 free sandbags per household, but more can be purchased at any Lowes store in the Charleston area.

In addition, those who live in flood prone areas can park their cars for free in the City of Charleston Aquarium parking garage from this evening at 4:30 p.m. to noon on Saturday the 3rd.

If you plan on parking in the garage, you must be prepared to show proof of residency to the attendant upon exiting.


Sandbags are available at the Isle of Palms Municipal Parking Lot on Pavilion Drive. No proof of residency is required.


Sandbags are now available for Berkeley County residents at the following locations:

  • Berkeley County Rescue Squad
    202 Factory Street, Moncks Corner, SC
  • Cordesville Fire Department
    1931 Highway 402, Moncks Corner, SC
  • Whitesville Fire Department
    115 Sunview Avenue, Moncks Corner, SC
  • C & B Fire Department
    509 Royle Road, Ladson, SC
  • Caromi Fire Department
    554 College Park Road, Ladson, SC
  • Huger Fire Department
    1004 United Drive, Huger, SC
  • Forty-One Fire Department
    1192 Forty One Road, Bonneau, SC
  • Lake Moultrie Fire Department
    942 Black Oak Road, Bonneau, SC
  • Cross Fire Department
    1007 Short Cut Road, Cross, SC
  • City of Hanahan
    Yeamans Hall and Robinson, Hanahan, SC

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