Irma

National Disaster Fraud Hotline: To report Storm Scams

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– It’s a sad inevitability that someone out there will use a disaster like Irma for personal gain. The U.S. Attorney’s Office warns those in the affected storm areas to beware of scammers seeking donations for relief. If you believe you have been victim of fraud from someone soliciting relief funds you can contact the National Disaster Fraud…

SC 211 Hotline: Information to Help Residents With Clean up from Irma

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Looking for help with debris from Irma? Resident can call 2-1-1 to be connected to volunteers statewide according to the United Way. Here’s the information on debris and storm clean up from the United Way of the Midlands: SC 2-1-1 is working in collaboration with Crisis Cleanup to connect homeowners with post-storm services. South Carolina residents who…

Traffic Across Midlands Heavy Due to Evacuees Heading Home

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you’ve driven anywhere today that involved getting on an interstate you know traffic is certainly an issue. The SC  Highway Patrol reports heavy congestion on I-77, 1-26, and I-20. Troopers say the increase in traffic is due to evacuees from Florida and Georgia returning home following Hurricane Irma. Categories: Local News, News, State Tags: Irma

Beaufort County to Assess Damage Tuesday to Determine when Residents Can Return

(AP)– Officials in Beaufort County say they will assess the damage from Tropical Storm Irma at daylight Tuesday and hope to have an announcement on whether evacuated residents can return a short time later. The county said they need to make sure roads are clear of trees and bridges and causeways were not damaged by the storm surge that washed…

In the Dark? Here’s Information on SC Power Outages, Where to Report, Track

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Local leaders want you to be prepared if Irma causes power outages or downed trees in our area. Per Local Government, here’s a list of important numbers.  To report power outages, residents should contact their utility providers: o   SCE&G, 888-333-4465 o   Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, 803-749-6444 or 888-813-7000 o   Fairfield Electric, 800-499-7862        To report downed limbs or debris affecting public roadways in Richland…

Irma Update: Tuesday School Delays/Closings

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Here is a list of school closures. Continue to check back for updates. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Bamberg School District Two will remain closed Tuesday, September 12. Saluda County Schools will be closed on Tuesday.  Lexington County School District One will be on a two-hour delay  Tuesday, September 12,   Lexington School District Two is delaying the opening of school…