SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) - High Point Academy in Spartanburg said it would open its doors as an emergency shelter for Florence evacuees Friday evening.

The shelter, located on Old Lowe Road, will open at 6 p.m. The school is located at the former site of Waccamaw Pottery, just off I-26 at New Cut Road.

HPA officials said the shelter will be set up and manned by Spartanburg County Emergency Management and the American Red Cross.

Anyone using the shelter will not have access to any part of the school at any time. The school will have additional 24-hour security from law enforcement while the shelter is active, officials said.

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