Author: Quintara Hatten

Airbnb offering free housing to Hurricane Dorian evacuees

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Airbnb has launched its “Open Homes Program,” which provides free housing to displaced residents and disaster relief workers impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The program is available through Sept. 16. Airbnb began the program in 2012 to help thousands of people find safe, welcoming places to stay while they rebuild their lives after natural disasters, wars, conflict,…

Evacuations: Where to go? List of emergency shelters ahead of Hurricane Dorian

(WOLO) — The South Carolina Department of Emergency Management Division released a list of emergency shelters for residents needing to evacuate in the low-county from Hurricane Dorian. Most of the counties listed are under an mandatory evacuation issued by Gov. Henry McMaster and below are a list of shelters for those in need. We will continue to update this list…

School, business closings ahead of Hurricane Dorian

(NOAA/RAMMB/AFP/Getty Images) The Babcock Center (Richland and Lexington) closed beginning Tuesday, September 3rd until further notice Bamberg School District Two – Early dismissal at 1 pm Wednesday, closed Thursday. Beaufort County Offices- Closed Beaufort County Schools- Closed Tuesday until further notice. Ben Lippen School, Closed Sept 5th Benedict College commencement moved to Sept. 19th Berkeley County Offices- Closed Berkeley County…