THE LATEST: Door-to-door hunt and rescue efforts start Monday morning
October 4, 2015 - Essential Water
UPDATE 11:00 p.m.
Columbia’s troops and glow departments, a Richland County Sheriff’s Department and a S.C. Law Enforcement Division will start hunt and rescue efforts Monday morning for residents who need to be evacuated.
Any residents in need of rescue should call 9-1-1 and yield dispatchers with their residence and a outline of their homes and where rescuers will find them.
Crews also will control gratification checks and consider a fortitude of buildings, homes and other structures that have been shop-worn by a floods, imprinting them with a splendid orange “X” after they have been checked, a law coercion agencies pronounced late Sunday.
Residents who wish to leave their homes will be taken out of a inundate section in troops vehicles and driven by train to an area shelter. The depletion is voluntary, though “not withdrawal a plcae can emanate a dangerous conditions for adults and initial responders,” a agencies said.
Residents should container an overnight bag with essential equipment such as critical prescriptions. Only caged pets will be authorised to come with residents to a shelter.
UPDATE 10:40 p.m.
By Sunday night, 8 counties or municipalities — including Columbia and Richland and Lexington counties — had imperative overnight curfews, state puncture officials said.
The Highway Patrol has 255 troopers on avocation and others on standby. The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division had 320 agents operative or watchful to assistance with a response. The state also has 8 swift-water rescue teams prepared to support and some-more entrance from other states.
The Highway Patrol reported 215 collisions, 239 calls for assistance, 273 reports of trees on a highway and 318 reports of alley flooding from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Interstate 95, between I-20 in Florence and I-26 in Orangeburg, has been closed.
Lexington County evacuation
Lexington County has released a intentional depletion of all locations within a entertain mile of a banks of a Saluda and Congaree rivers. There are 3 shelters open in Lexington County: a Lexington Leisure Center, Seven Oaks Park, and White Knoll High School (no pets). There are some-more than 70 highway closures in a county, a sheriff’s bureau orator said.
Kershaw County preserve – no takers
Kershaw County has a preserve open, though had no one staying in it as of about 10 p.m., pronounced Gene Faulkenberry, a county’s puncture government director. Roughly 65 roads have been sealed and ponds have been breached via a county, he said. The Kershaw, Lugoff, Pine Grove, Elgin and Doby’s Mill areas were a hardest hit, he said.
UPDATE 10:00 p.m.
Three Richland County fatalities blamed on water
Richland County coroner Gary Watts pronounced late Sunday night that a 3 water-related deaths were all in a Columbia area, and all concerned people who were trapped in their vehicles in rising H2O on Sunday.
One of a victims was a immature lady who died on Sunset Drive in north Columbia, Watts said. Of a other dual fatalities, one was Devine Street in a closeness of Fort Jackson Boulevard, and a other on Garners Ferry Road, Watts said. He combined that some-more sum will be accessible on Monday.
By John Monk
UPDATE 9:40 p.m.
The city of Sumter released a city-wide boil H2O advisory Sunday night after seeing that a city “is starting to knowledge some vital issues with a beverage (drinking) H2O system.”
Residents were urged to call city offices (at 803-436-2558) if they are experiencing H2O issues. Everyone was urged to boil their drinking, cooking and icemaking H2O for a full 60 seconds before use until told otherwise.
A timeline for a correct would not be probable until inundate turn recede, a city said.
UPDATE 8:41 p.m.
Richland County troops Lt. Curtis Wilson reliable that there have been dual weather-related deaths in Richland County.
A woman, whose SUV was cleared off Sunset Drive in Columbia, appears to be a city’s initial deadliness of a Sunday deluge.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts pronounced authorities were means to collect a woman’s physique from her automobile in midafternoon.
A second deadliness occurred on Devine Street though no other sum were available, Wilson said.
UPDATE 8:13 p.m.
Some in Columbia might be but H2O 3-4 days
The City of Columbia says it is wakeful that many residents are but H2O in an outage that could final for 3 to 4 days.
The outages are inspiring business in downtown Columbia and southeast Richland County a most, according to a city news recover sent out Sunday evening.
The city is operative to correct H2O mains shop-worn in a inundate and revive customers’ H2O service, a recover said.
The city will yield an refurbish during noon Monday.
City of Columbia residents whose H2O is close off should email a city during firstname.lastname@example.org