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Will Greenville host evacuees from the S.C. coast?

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Greenville is home to shelters designated for disaster situations, but will they house residents evacuating from the coast of South Carolina due to Hurricane Matthew?

The short answer is they could, but as of now it looks unlikely.

The TD Convention Center is designated as a primary shelter and multiple Greenville County schools are secondary shelters, but officials said they may not see use during the hurricane.

Spartanburg Expo Center and the Anderson Civic Center are also facilities that could be used if needed.

Derrec Becker with Greenville County Emergency Management said during the evacuation, shelters closest to the coast will be filled first. As the Lowcountry shelters are filled to capacity, evacuees will move north.

Becker said Greenville County is, at this time, primarily providing buses to transport people from the Lowcountry to open shelters.

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