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City of West Columbia Hurricane Florence Information: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5 PM

West Columbia, SC (September 12, 2018 at 4:57 PM) – The City of West Columbia is closing the Wyman M. “Mac” Rish Riverwalk and Amphitheater on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 12 PM, ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence. The City expects residents and visitors to stay out of the park and river for their safety and that of first responders.

Sanitation will run normal routes on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Due to projected high winds and rain, residents are urged to take precaution by securing loose objects, such as roll carts, and recycling bins by bringing them inside after the scheduled pickup.

The most up-to-date information leading up to and throughout Hurricane Florence can be found on our website ( or on social media (Twitter & Instagram: @westcolumbiasc; Facebook: City of West Columbia).

In case of an emergency, phone contact information is as follows:


Downed Power Lines SCE&G (888) 333-4465

Power Outage Contact SCE&G (888) 333-4465

Gas Leaks Contact SCE&G (800) 815-0083

Non-Threatening Emergencies West Columbia PD Dispatch (803) 794-0721 Ext. *221

Life Threatening Emergencies 911

Questions Related to Hurricane Florence SCEMD Public Information Phone System (866) 246-0133

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