Rains and wind pelt Charleston, S.C., early on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, as Hurricane Dorian enters the area. Hurricane Dorian has begun raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard, threatening to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to southwest Virginia with a dangerous storm surge after its deadly mauling of the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of shelter animals from coastal South Carolina have arrived in Delaware ahead of Hurricane Dorian's expected landfall.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports the animals were moved from shelters at risk of flooding. The Category 3 storm began making its way across the Carolinas Thursday and was expected to flood low-lying areas and bring enough rain to cause flash flooding concerns well inland.

Nearly 200 animals were airlifted off the endangered coast and picked up by Brandywine Valley SPCA early Tuesday. About 150 other animals were expected to arrive that night via land transport from Best Friends Animal Society. The animals may be up for adoption throughout New England later this week.

Brandywine says the lessened South Carolina shelter populations will make space for local pets impacted by Dorian.

Justin Martin, of Local Builders, and George Raspberry, of R&S Masonry, install plywood panels on a house  in historic New Bern, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Residents are preparing for storm weather before the reported arrival of Hurricane Dorian. (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP)
Chris Creel, manager of Piggly Wiggly, stocks pallets of bottled water as grocery customers prepare for the arrival of storm weather with Hurricane Dorian in New Bern, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2019. New Bern is still recovering from the damages caused by Hurricane Florence in 2018. (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP)
George Raspberry, of R&S Masonry and Justin Martin, of Local Builders, work to install plywood panels on a house at the 600-block of Pollock Street in historic New Bern, N.C., September 4, 2019. Residents are preparing for storm weather before the reported arrival of Hurricane Dorian. (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP)
U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham thanks U.S. Coast Guard officials for their work on Hurricane Dorian preparedness from at their operations center in North Charleston on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
Large waves crashed onto the beach of Tybee Island, Ga., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 as Hurricane Dorian moved closer to the Georgia coast. (Casey Jones/Savannah Morning News via AP)
Andrew Parker watches the latest on Hurricane Dorian from the bar at Huc-A-Poos pizza restaurant, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Tybee Island, Ga. Parker said he's been through eight hurricanes in his lifetime as a resident of Tybee. And like the others Parker said he plans on riding Dorian out at his home on the island. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
The sun sets over Lake Eustis in Tavares, Fla., on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. By Wednesday, Hurricane Dorian was pushing northward a relatively safe distance off the Florida coastline with reduced but still-dangerous 110 mph (175 kph) winds. An estimated 3 million people in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina were warned to clear out, and highways leading inland were turned into one-way evacuation routes. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
Gordon and Dina Reynolds, with their 11-year-old granddaughter, Abby, sit on cots in the hall way of the North Myrtle Beach High School that is currently being used as a Red Cross evacuation shelter Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Weakened but still deadly, Hurricane Dorian crept up the Southeastern coast of the United States and millions were ordered to evacuate as forecasters said near-record levels of seawater and rain could inundate Georgia and the Carolinas. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
Dora Corso sits with all her belongings in the hallway of the North Myrtle Beach High School in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Wednesday Sept. 4, 2019. Corso was evacuated from the beach front resort where she was living to the Red Cross shelter and has no plans for where to go after the storm passes. Residents of North Myrtle Beach are awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Dorian later today and through Thursday. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
Justin Patterson, left, Heather Richardson, and Beth Sabia, all of Georgetown, sit at Buzz's Roost, a restaurant and bar on Winyah Bay in Georgetown, South Carolina Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Locals come to the bar open through hurricane weather. Last year customers waded through water to get to the open restaurant with a bar. (Ken Ruinard /The Independent-Mail via AP)
Kate Ball, left, joins her friend Derrian Coupe, both of Georgetown, sit at Buzz's Roost, a restaurant and bar on Winyah Bay in Georgetown, South Carolina Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Locals come to the bar open through hurricane weather. Last year customers waded through water to get to the open restaurant with a bar.
Kate Ball, left, joins her friend Derrian Coupe, both of Georgetown, sit at Buzz's Roost, a restaurant and bar on Winyah Bay in Georgetown, South Carolina Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Locals come to the bar open through hurricane weather. Last year customers waded through water to get to the open restaurant with a bar.
Boats are removed from the water at Winters Yachts in Swansboro N.C. as Hurricane Dorian moves up the East coast on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen from the air, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has climbed to 20. Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands released the figure Wednesday evening and warned that more fatalities were likely. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian is seen from the air, in Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island, Bahamas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The death toll from Hurricane Dorian has climbed to 20. Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands released the figure Wednesday evening and warned that more fatalities were likely. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)