Clemson Posts Flood Disaster Resources Online

Clemson Posts Flood Disaster Resources Online

October 6, 2015 CLEMSON, S.C. – As the floodwaters recede, recovery requires information. Clemson University Extension has posted straightforward instructions for coping with flood damage on its website. The site includes links with instructions for what to do when re-entering a flooded home, food and water safety in a home without power, drying out furnishings and […]

President Declares Disaster for South Carolina

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of South Carolina to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding on October 1, 2015 and continuing. The President’s action makes federal […]

Officials Watching Stevens Creek Water Levels [Updated]

October 5, 2015 – Edgefield County Emergency Management Director Suzy Spurgeon confirmed to The Advertiser Monday evening, Oct. 5, that officials are watching the water levels of Stevens Creek at Martintown and Woodlawn Roads for possible evacuation maneuvers. Spurgeon said that there are “a lot of unknowns right now” and that it is a “hurry up […]

SCDOT Still in Flood Response Phase

October 5, 2015 – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is continuing to monitor and make emergency repairs to roads and bridges in the state as a result of the historic, record-breaking levels of rain and flooding that began on Saturday and are expected to continue into early this week. The agency’s primary mission is […]

Recent Rains Push Stevens Creek Over Its Banks

Recent Rains Push Stevens Creek Over Its Banks

October 5, 2015 – One of Edgefield and McCormick Counties’ major creeks was overflowing its banks on Sunday as seen from the Modoc Hwy. (23) bridge. Currents were moving swiftly toward the Savannah River. It continued to move beyond its banks into back waters at the Woodlawn Rd. Bridge.  

Downed Trees in Johnston

Downed Trees in Johnston

October 4, 2015 – The recent heavy rains have overflowed creek beds, saturated the soil, and downed trees in the area. If you have photos of damage to property in the area, please send it to news@edgefieldadvertiser.com.  

Burglary and Car Chase Leads to Three Arrests

Burglary and Car Chase Leads to Three Arrests

A morning burglary at the former South Sea Packing shed in Johnston, which is currently being leased by the Carlisle Company in Aiken and is used to store rims, led to a car chase and multiple arrests, Friday, Oct. 2. According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the ECSO had been informed […]

State Upgrades to OPCON 3, Preparations Continue for Severe Flooding

October 3, 2015 – At 12:00 p.m. the South Carolina Emergency Management Division will increase the state’s operational condition to Level 3. OpCon3 means a disaster or emergency situation is likely in our state and that state agencies have been notified to staff positions at the State Emergency Operations Center in West Columbia. The SEOC is […]

SCDOT Prepares for Major Flooding

October 3, 2015 – South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) crews in every county across the state spent Thursday preparing for floodwaters predicted to impact South Carolina from Hurricane Joaquin. Crews in each county spent Thursday gathering and preparing debris-clearing equipment, including heavy equipment, chainsaws, and other items used to remove tree limbs and debris […]

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