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Disaster Memo - Severe Weather Alert

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Due to the impending severe weather we would like to share with you a few reminders to help you and your families stay safe. We recommend that all our residents stay informed by radio and/or television. Even if a storm does not make landfall, flooding is still likely. That alone could bring loss of electricity, roof leaks and more.

If you or your family members have home based medical equipment, contact your local power company immediately, so that they are aware of this prior to the bad weather. Make sure you have all of your medications on hand and refilled in advance if needed. Have important papers and documents in a zip lock bag and a few outfits packed in case you need to leave home.

Please remove any exterior storage and furniture from around your units (this includes decorative items as well).

If you are bringing in plants, be sure you put them on large plastic bags to keep them from making stains on carpets or floors.


  • Bottled Water/Drinks
  • Ice
  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Charge Cell Phone Battery
  • Manual Operated Radio, TV & Clock
  • Spare Batteries & Flashlight
  • Baby Food and/or Formula
  • Pampers & Wipes
  • First Aid Kit
  • Insect Repellent and Sunscreen

In Case of an Emergency – Call 911

In Case of a Power Outage – Call your local Power Company


South Florence High School
3200 S. Irby Street
Florence, SC 29505

Wilson High School
1411 E. Old Marion Hwy
Florence, SC 29506

West Florence High School
221 N. Beltline Drive
Florence, SC 29501

Marlboro High School – Mandatory
951 Fayetteville Avenue
Bennettsville, SC 29512

McColl Elementary/Middle School – Reserve
700-B North Main Street   
McColl, SC 29517

McBee High School
264 East Pine Street
McBee, SC 29101

Cheraw Intermediate School
421 Chesterfield Highway
Cheraw, SC 29520

Shelter information is available through the Florence or Columbia Chapter of the American Red Cross at 843-662-8121 or 803-540-1200. Special Medical Needs Shelter information is available through DHEC Region 4 Public Health office at 1-800-476-3432.


Florence Housing Authority

Housing Manager: Denice Davis, Phone: (843) 260-2742
Foreman: Greg Peterson, Phone: (843) 495-7013
Foreman: Allan Brown III, Phone: (843) 495-7139

Housing Manager: Brenda Cain, Phone: (843) 495-6932
Foreman: Reginald Weeks, Phone: (843) 495-0568
Foreman: William Brown Jr., Phone: (843) 495-7081

Lakota Crossing / McGowan Commons / Pee Dee Place / Pelican House

Housing Manager: Sheen Falletti, Phone: (843) 667-6189
Foreman: Willie Woods, Phone: (843) 260-3192

Cheraw Housing Authority

Housing Manager: Penny Hennigan, Phone: (843) 495-7150
Foreman: Stephen Venice, Phone: (843) 495-0861

Marlboro County Housing Authority

Housing Manager: Denice Davis, Phone: (843) 260-2742
Foreman: Tom Lindey, Phone: (843) 260-4983


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