Over 100 Incidents During 4 Hour Period of Severe Weather

By: Brick Lewis Posted in Media Releases

Columbia Fire Department responded to over 100 incidents in a four our period during Wednesday’s severe weather that caused flooding and damage to areas in the City of Columbia and Richland County.  Chief Jenkins stated, “Columbia Firefighters responded to multiple incidents to include 26 water rescues, eight areas with reported large flooding, multiple downed or arching power lines, four elevator rescues, over 20 medical calls, multiple motor vehicle accidents, over 30 fire alarm activation and one rescued dog.

As weather forecasters are predicting non-severe thunderstorms over the next several hours with additional rainfall projections from 0.50″-0.75″, Chief Jenkins encourages motorists to remain off the roadways out of precaution but if must be out be aware of flooded roads, down power lines, trees and debris.”



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