West Columbia issues letter to detail storm reaction plan

At West Columbia City Hall, we are utilizing city services to prepare for the impact of Hurricane Florence. Below is useful information for the days ahead. City Council and staff have collaborated to assist our citizens leading up to and during Hurricane Florence. You may also be receiving this information from your council district person.
  • Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Florence’s impact on the City. Have three to five days worth of food, water, batteries and other personal supplies for you and your family in case of power outages or impassable roads.
  • If you wait to see what impact the storm has here locally, it will be too late. Get your family’s supplies immediately and share your plans with family members outside the region.
Roadways:
  • Law Enforcement is posted on traffic control points at I-26 exits in the area of the interstate’s lane reversal, which is expected to end in the Midlands sometime between 8-9 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018. Visit www.SC511.com to check and view traffic flow on highways.
  • Areas Prone to Flooding
  • Intersection of Chris Drive, Highway 1, and I-26
  • Intersection of State Street and C Avenue
  • Alexander Road and the Brookland Development
  • Alexander Road, Court Avenue, and the Riverwalk Entrance
  • Sunset Boulevard and N. 12th Street
  • Hummingbird Drive
  • Kleckley Drive
  • Intersection of Terrace View Drive and Cofield Drive
  • Intersection of Alexandria Street and D Avenue
  • Intersection of Augusta Road and N. 12th Street
  • Charleston Highway at the train trusses
  • Intersection of Natchez Trail and Riverview Drive
  • Center Street in front of the Old City Hall
Sanitation and Streets
  • Make sure roll carts are brought back in from the street and placed in an area to keep them from blowing around.
  • Do not put out any yard trash as it will clog storm drains.
  • Secure loose items outside.
Riverwalk Amphitheater and Park
  • Closed at 12 PM today until further notice
Lexington School District 2: Will offer lunch from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday at Fulmer Middle School at 2308 Frink Street. A School Resource Officer will be on site during meals.
Shelters: There are no shelters currently open in Lexington County as of this report. For information on shelters, please contact Lexington County.
Hurricane Preparedness:
Other Resources:
• Safety Tips for Driving when Streets are Flooded:http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/water/tadd/
• Report Road Damage: http://dbw.scdot.org/workrequest/
For additional information regarding Hurricane Florence, visit:
Stay tuned to local news, our social media (Twitter & Instagram: @westcolumbiasc; Facebook: @WestColaSC), our website (westcolumbiasc.gov), and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s social media channels (@SCEMD) for the most up to date information leading up to and throughout the storm.
If you are outside of city limits, you will need to call Lexington County Dispatch in the case of a non-emergency. That number is: 803-785-8230.

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