Articles by: Terry Ward

Mt. Hebron UMC opens Emergency Shelter.

Mt. Hebron UMC opens Emergency Shelter.

If you are in the West Columbia Area and have been told to evacuate, Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church is open as an Emergency Shelter. We are limited in what we can provide at this time, but we can offer a warm, dry place to sleep. *Please bring your own bedding. **There are no shower facilities available at this time. […]

by · October 5, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce closes I-26 ramp, abides by curfew and suggests evacuation

Cayce closes I-26 ramp, abides by curfew and suggests evacuation

The City of Cayce is shutting down I-26 West entrance ramp from US 321 South due to water from the Congaree Creek flooding. The City of Cayce is also conducting a voluntary evacuation of the Riverland Park area. Officers will be in the area to assist residents. Please let us know if you need help! 794-0456 The City of Cayce […]

by · October 5, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County recommends evacuation, issues curfew

Lexington County recommends evacuation, issues curfew

Lexington County recommends evacuation, issues curfew Lexington County emergency management officials recommend the voluntary evacuation of all locations within a quarter mile of the banks of the Lexington County side of the Saluda and Congaree rivers. This voluntary evacuation recommendation is based on information received from SCE&G concerning its plans to release more water from the Lake Murray Dam, which […]

by · October 4, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington County posts list of closings

Lexington County posts list of closings

 County of Lexington Government Office Closures   Due to the recent rain event, poor road conditions and road closures in Lexington County, the following facility closings and garbage collection schedule adjustments are necessary: All County of Lexington Government Offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 5. This includes the following offices: County Libraries Lexington County Recreations and Aging Commission Offices and […]

by · October 4, 2015 · 2 comments · NEWS
River level increases substantially in 24 hours, photos

River level increases substantially in 24 hours, photos

From Saturday to Sunday, as water flowed downstream, the Congaree River rose substantially.  These are photos taken Saturday and then Sunday. Onlookers lined the Gervais Street Bridge Sunday to witness the historical flood and high water level. Click on photos to enlarge.    

by · October 4, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Lexington School District Two and Four schools closed Monday

Lexington School District Two and Four schools closed Monday

CLOSED MONDAY Oct 5 Lexington School District Two and Lexington School District Four.    

by · October 4, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
SCE&G opens Lake Murray Dam, Congaree past flood stage, rising

SCE&G opens Lake Murray Dam, Congaree past flood stage, rising

SCE&G is opening Lake Murray Dam gates, Sunday morning, to keep water at a safe level. The water will be released through a spillway gate system. Lake Murray is currently an elevation of just under 358 feet. SCE&G’s goal is to keep the lake below 360 feet, according to information from SCE&G. With the release of water, the Saluda River will […]

by · October 4, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Several roads closed in West Columbia

Several roads closed in West Columbia

According to a release from the West Columbia Police Department, roads and areas that are closed in the City of West Columbia because of flooding or trees, include: 1600 Charleston Hwy. 2000 Platt Springs Rd. 200 Alexandria St. Thornton St. at Hammond Ave. 1200 Charleston Hwy. Botanical Parkway 600 C Ave. Marble St.

by · October 4, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Dam breaches trigger advisory to pond owners

Dam breaches trigger advisory to pond owners

From Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.  Lexington County pond dam owners – Please raise your flood gates or remove flow boards to relieve water pressure. Two Lexington County shelters are open: Seven Oaks Park, Irmo Lexington County Leisure Center, Lexington Gibson Pond and Old Mill dams have been breached. Barr Lake has crested. This has more water rushing down 12 Mile […]

by · October 4, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
Cayce, West Columbia, Springdale affected by flooding

Cayce, West Columbia, Springdale affected by flooding

In West Columbia, several roads have been closed, but as of 8 a.m. on Sunday morning no major injuries or incidents had been reported to the West Columbia Police Department, according to West Columbia Police Capt. Scott Morrison. Maintenance crews for the city have been on-call to clean out run-off drains. Morrison said all areas where flooding generally occurs on […]

by · October 4, 2015 · 0 comments · NEWS
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