Hurricane Florence

Columbia Police Department deploys team to Coast to aid Florence Victims

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Columbia Police Department has deployed a team of officers to help people in need following Hurricane Florence. The team, made up of 6 officers, left Sunday afternoon for a week long deployment to Horry County. The team will assist with various Hurricane Florence flood relief efforts. The Columbia Police Department is one of the many law enforcement…

Expert: Hurricane Florence is the nation’s second rainiest storm in 70 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – A top rainfall meteorologist calculates that Hurricane Florence is the nation’s second rainiest storm in 70 years. Ken Kunkel, a meteorologist at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and North Carolina State University, finds that only last year’s Hurricane Harvey rained more over a 14,000 square mile area than Florence during a four-day period. Scientists say climate change likely…

Consumer officials urge you to be cautious of Fake Charities during disasters

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Sadly,  with so many open hearts that want to donate during a hurricane, there are scammers looking for open wallets. The SC Department of Consumer Affairs has some tips for you to avoid being scammed by fake charities. If you’re donating, the department says give to well known charities. Also, know where your money is going and never…

Florence Donations being collected by ‘Columbia Relief’, here’s how to donate

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–An organization is putting together the relief effort right here in the Midlands. Columbia Relief has set up drop off locations across the area for items storm victims may need. The organization is working in partnership with Harvest Hope, the Red Cross, the United Way and other organizations. They’re looking for items like cleaning supplies, toiletries, clothing, food,…