Shelter at Newberry High School opened

Staff Report

NEWBERRY— Due to the forecast by the National Weather Service for Newberry County for heavy winds as well as occasional heavy rains and possible isolated tornadoes, Newberry County Emergency Preparedness will be opening a shelter at Newberry High School Gym located at 3113 Main Street, Newberry.

This shelter will be available for the residents of Newberry County that may need safe accommodations in the event of power outages or structural damage as a result of these winds and rains.

Newberry County Emergency Operations Center continues to be activated with limited staff in preparation of any emergency situation caused to Newberry County by the impact of Tropical Storm Irma. All other key personnel are on standby in the event full activation is warranted.

Residents of Newberry County should be prepared to tune to the EAS radio system (WKDK, 1240 AM in Newberry; WCOS, 97.5 FM in Columbia) for further updates of this situation. All appropriate officials are informed and ready to help you if needed.

Staff Report