Richland County Curfew: A countywide curfew will
be in effect from midnight through 6 a.m. for Saturday and Sunday nights. The
Richland County Sheriff’s Department will have law enforcement officers
enforcing these curfews, to help keep residents safe.
Saturday Rain: Nearly 1.5 inches of rain fell in
some portions of Richland County Saturday morning, with the rain diminishing
before noon. Creeks and dams were monitored during this storm and minor
flooding was noted. The water has started to recede.
911: 1,295 total 911 calls for all agencies were received in the
last 24 hours .
Roads and Bridges: SCDOT and Richland County
personnel continue to assess roads and bridges with National Guard assistance.
Shelters: 100 people are in Richland County
shelters. The County will be closing its shelters and will be moving the
remaining people to two new locations: Temple Baptist Church, 806
Universal Drive and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6952 St.
Animals: Report dead or sick animals at
Food and Water: Food and water sites include
Gadsden Community Center, Eastover Community Park and Crane Creek Community
Center. Residents can go to any shelter and receive food and water. Bottled
water points are located at Crane Creek Recreation Center, Gadsden, Eastover,
Forest Heights Elementary, Landmark Drive, Dutch Square, Midlands Shopping
Center, the former Sam’s Club on Sunset Drive and Wal-Mart on Forest Drive.
Tetanus Shots: DHEC is providing no-cost Tdap
(tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccinations to residents at two mobile
clinics today, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at A.C. Flora High School (1 Falcon Drive) and
3p.m.-5 p.m. at Pine Glen Subdivision (Seawright Road). Two clinics will be
held Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center (8620
Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins) and the Irmo Branch Library (6251 Saint Andrews
FEMA Disaster Assistance: FEMA has Disaster
Recovery personnel representatives at our shelters and distribution sites to
start the registration process for those affected by flooding. Two Disaster
Recovery Centers today will open today in Richland County; FEMA will announce
those locations later today. To register for FEMA disaster assistance, call
1-800-621-FEMA or visit www.disasterassistance.gov.
Monday Opening: Richland County Government Offices
will open at normal hours Monday. The safety of the public and employees is a
priority; therefore employees who are unable to report to work because of road
conditions should contact their supervisors.
Richland County Council Meeting: Richland County
Council will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.
Water Boil Advisory: For the most updated
information about the City of Columbia Water Department’s boil water advisory,
Courts: Richland County Central Court's jury
trials have been canceled for the week of Oct. 12. Jurors should not report.
Updates and New Information: Richland County continues to provide the latest flood
relief information through updates to its website, www.rcgov.us, and on social media. Twitter: @RichlandSC,
Facebook: Richland County