Surveying Damage: Several Richland County Councilmembers boarded a Sikorsky S-76D helicopter this week to survey flood damage throughout the County. Taking off from the County-owned Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport in the donated aircraft, Councilmembers, other officials and employees toured areas affected by the floods. (Photo caption: From left to right; Transportation Director Rob Perry, County Administrator Tony McDonald and Richland County Council Chair Torrey Rush.)
Rain on the Way: Rain, with possible lightening, is in the forecast this weekend. Visit www.rcwinds.com to stay up to date on the latest weather news.
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.
Tetanus Shots: DHEC is providing tetanus shots to residents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 at Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center, 8620 Garners Ferry Road.
Lake Carolina and Lake Columbia: DHEC informed County officials that the dams at Lake Carolina and Lake Columbia were re-inspected today and are in good condition.
Homeless Pets: Pawmetto Lifeline, which receives funding from the County, is seeking volunteers to commit to two weeks to foster an animal in need. Training is provided. Find out more at www.pawmettolifeline.org.
Take a Photograph: Residents filing for FEMA assistance are urged to take photographs of damage and evidence of damage. Cell phone photographs are acceptable.
Conserve Water: Richland County leaders join City of Columbia officials in urging residents to conserve water usage.
Courts: Richland County Central Court's jury trials have been canceled for the week of Oct. 12. Jurors should not report.
Richland County Council Meeting: Richland County Council will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.