Flooding

Record breaking tree seed planting event planned for Earth Day

The SC Floodwater Commission is holding a state-wide planing event, looking to put over 3 million seeds into the ground

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO) – Flooding is a systemic problem in the Palmetto State, impacting many areas, even with very little rain.  The thousand year flood notwithstanding, flooding, the runoff, and even erosion of our coastal areas is a large problem for the State. In 2017, Governor Henry McMaster created the Floodwater Commission, and appointed the former Commanding General of the…

More Tidal flooding expected in Charleston

CHARLESTON. S.C. (AP) _  Several Charleston streets were closed because of high tide flooding that is expected to continue through Monday morning. The Charleston Police Department announced the closures on Saturday.  The streets were later reopened, but the police department cautioned that flooding is expected to continue during high tides on Saturday evening, Sunday and Monday morning. The National Weather…

Heavy rains affect Columbia roads

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– With heavy downpours hitting the state of South Carolina Thursday morning, Columbia’s streets are feeling the impact. Tim Scott spoke with authorities about how you can stay safe. Categories: Local News Tags: Columbia, Flooding, South Carolina Roads

City of Columbia prepares for effects from Tropical Storm Sally

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– With Tropical Storm Sally starting to affect the Midlands, emergency officials encourage citizens to prepare for flooded conditions. The National Weather Service predicts that the Midlands could see four to six inches of rain, and has issued a flash flood watch for most of the state. The City of Columbia is putting up barricades so drivers avoid…

Cayce flooding: Most roads reopen, some parks stay closed

Twelfth Street Extension, starting at the Amazon Distribution Center, is still closed

CAYCE, S.C. (WOLO) –Days after flood waters spilled over onto some streets in Cayce, public safety officials say most of the streets are back open to drivers. According to Chief Byron Snellgrove, the Director of Cayce’s Department of Public Safety, most roads, with the exception of Twelfth Street Extension starting at the Amazon Distribution Center, are back open. Over the…

Officials: West Columbia Riverwalk Park, Carraway Park playground closed due to flooding

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Officials with the city of West Columbia say Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, and the Carraway Park Playground are temporarily closed due to impending inclement weather and flooding. Officials say when the water subsides and the Riverwalk path is clear, the city will announce when the West Columbia Riverwalk Park is open to the public. Carraway Park…