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Jasper under a Tropical Storm warning; Buses to shelter run until 8 p.m.

Jasper County officials held a 6 p.m. update on the threat of Hurricane Irma.

Here are some key points:

• About 150 people have taken residence at the shelter at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High as of 6 p.m.

• Bus pickup routes to the shelter will continue to run until 8 p.m. Saturday and resume 8 a.m. Sunday (See a list of pickup sites below).

• Those who go to the shelter should bring their own clothes, blankets, and other necessary supplies. Cots will not be provided.

• No pets are allowed.

• Knowles Island and Tullifiny River basin area remain in a mandatory evacuation. Sheriff Chris Malphrus said law enforcement will monitor those areas.

• The county suggests, but does not mandate, residents in the Levy area south of Hwy. 170 to evacuate because of flood concerns.

• As of 5:30 p.m., the county is under a Tropical Storm warning. It continues to be under a hurricane watch and a storm surge warning.

• An inundation of water expects to be more than 4-6 feet because of the storm surge.

• Winds expected to be 35-45 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour by Sunday evening. Winds could knock down power lines and trees. Tornadoes are possible.

• If you need a medical-needs shelter in another part of the state, call 866-249-0133.

  • For non-emergencies, call 843-726-4421.

Fire Chief Wilbur Daley still advises people to consider evacuating.

“We continue to urge people to get to a safe place,” he said.

Shelter pick up locations:

• Levy Volunteer Fire Department Station 25, 2721 Levy Rd

• Levy Volunteer Fire Department Station 20, 3677 Bellinger Hill Rd

• Jasper County Fire-Rescue Station 32 (Roseland), 4030 Coosawscenic Dr.

• Jasper County Fire-Rescue Station 33 (Point South), 630 Campground Rd .

• Hardeeville Fire Department Station 81, 21 Martin St.

• Hardeeville Fire Department Station 82, 2539 Argent Blvd.

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