Recent Alerts

Notification – Update10/06/2017 11:10AM

Carolina Alert: Gambrell Hall now open. Classes in just Gambrell Hall remain cancelled for today only.

Notification10/06/2017 8:46AM

Carolina Alert: Gambrell Hall closed until further notice due to isolated incident. There is no threat. Classes canceled in that building only for today. Will update when facility is open.

Crime Bulletin09/16/2017 3:34PM

CRIME BULLETIN

Type of Bulletin:
Assisting Other Agency (Columbia PD) – Shooting Incident
Date and Time:
Saturday, September 16, 2017 around 2:10 AM
Location:
920 Lady Street (Empire Supper Club), Columbia, SC
Suspect Information:
Local law enforcement is interviewing persons of interest. Vehicles of interest are a dark in color Ford Mustang with paper tags and a dark in color BMW sedan.
Incident:
At approximately 2:10 am on 09/16/2017, reports of shots fired occurred at The Empire Supper Club. This is believed to be an intentional act between two parties known to each other. This is not believed to be a random act. Officers from the City of Columbia Police Department responded, secured the scene, and have shut down the club. No USC students were involved with the incident.
Members of the Carolina Community are encouraged to report suspicious persons or any related crime tips to law enforcement, or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC. To send anonymous tips via text or online, go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com

Safety Tips:
– Travel on major sidewalks along major streets and avoid shortcuts. Well-lit and well-traveled routes are best.
– The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others. Please go to http://www.sc.edu/vmps/shuttle.html for more information.
– Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.
– The best mode of travel is by vehicle but if you do choose to walk, travel in large groups and never alone. The larger the group of people you are with, the better (four or more is best).
– Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Leave.
– If you feel unsafe or see suspicious activity or persons, seek safety in a well-populated area or building and call the police immediately by dialing 911.
– USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.

 

Flash Flood Warning09/12/2017 2:59AM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 4:15AM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=15959408

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Campus Closed09/08/2017 3:24PM

Weather Update – Columbia campus closed Monday, Sept. 11; reopening at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12
In alignment with Richland County Government, the University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus will be closed Monday, Sept. 11 and all classes are cancelled. Only essential personnel should report to campus. We will reopen at 10 a.m. and returning to normal operations on Tuesday, Sept 12. Classes scheduled to start before 10 a.m. on Tuesday are cancelled. Those beginning at 10 a.m. or after will take place as scheduled.

The Columbia campus will operate under normal conditions Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10. Classes and other weekend activities on campus will continue.

As a state agency, the University follows the delay and closing determinations of Richland County Government. University officials are consulting with state and local officials as we continue to assess the situation for the rest of the week as the track of Hurricane Irma becomes more defined. If there are additional changes to the status of Richland County Government we will advise the USC community accordingly.

At this time, the Columbia area is not included in the evacuation order and we do not anticipate a need for students to leave. The University of South Carolina is encouraging students, faculty and staff to stay at home and stay off the roads on Monday because severe weather is expected. Always obey all emergency personnel, signs, etc. Please take reasonable steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family.

Services for students
Whether you live on campus or off, the following information will help you remain comfortable and safe as South Carolina prepares for Hurricane Irma.

USC is able to continue housing and feeding our on-campus population and to provide essential services to all students.

Essential services
o Food services
o Thomson Student Health Center
o Counseling Center
o Thomas Cooper Library
o Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center (normal weekend hours; Monday subject to weather conditions)
o Activities and entertainment in the Russell House

Academics/Classes Update
The provost is working with deans, department chairs and faculty members to find flexible and creative ways to make up for lost classroom time. Students should be aware that work must be made up and be prepared to do so. It is the university’s intention to adhere to the planned academic calendar, including fall break.

For students who choose to leave Columbia
Whether you live on or off campus, if you decide to leave, the university strongly encourages you to tell your family where you are going. If you live on campus, see your RM (resident mentor) to check out before you leave.

As the evacuation of coastal communities proceeds, and should weather and road conditions become hazardous, members of the Carolina family are encouraged to remain in Columbia and stay off the roads.

Updates provided at www.sc.edu/weather.

Test09/05/2017 1:00PM

This is a TEST of the Carolina Alert Emergency Notification System.

In an emergency, monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

This is only a TEST.

Incident Resolved08/15/2017 9:36AM

Incident Resolved

Safety Incident08/15/2017 9:25AM

Road closures due to public safety incident at the intersection of Gadseden and Blossom Street. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

Flash Flood Warning07/24/2017 4:19PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 5:45PM Monday July 24, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=14541775

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Flood Warning07/23/2017 7:17PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 8:30PM Sunday July 23 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=14504520

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/23/2017 6:45PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 7:45PM July, 23, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=14502614

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/23/2017 6:45PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 7:45PM July, 23, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=14502614

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/21/2017 5:12PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 5:45pm Friday, July 21, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=14397112

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning07/16/2017 6:28PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 8:15PM Sunday July 16, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=14254619

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/16/2017 6:03PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 6:45pm on Sunday, July 16, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=14253656

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/04/2017 7:40PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 8:00PM Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=13856522

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning06/15/2017 10:38PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 1:45 AM Friday June 16, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=13236733

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Crime Alert06/14/2017 5:23AM

Update: After a thorough canvas, the suspects are not believed to be in the area. CPD continues to investigate the incident.

Crime Alert06/14/2017 4:56AM

CRIME ALERT
Armed robbery occurred at Maxcy Gregg Park. Three black males fled West bound on Blossom Street in a silver Pontiac.

This incident is being investigated by the USC Police Department. Members of the Carolina Community with information are encouraged to contact the USC Police Department at 777-4215.

Safety Tips:

USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly.

The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others.

Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu for information.

Flash Flood Warning05/29/2017 7:57PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 8:45PM Monday, May 29, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=12837812

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning05/29/2017 7:15PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 8:45PM Monday, May 29th, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=12837064

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning05/28/2017 6:50PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 8:00pm Sunday, May 28, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=12802174

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning05/22/2017 5:02PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 6:30PM Monday May 22, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=12529448

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning05/22/2017 5:02PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 6:00PM Monday May 22, 2017. http://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=12529448

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning05/22/2017 2:04PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 5:00PM Monday May 22, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=12524381

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning04/24/2017 2:39PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 3:00 PM on Monday April 24, 2017.
https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=11584018

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning04/24/2017 12:28AM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 2:00 AM Monday, April 24, 2017.

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Crime Alert04/23/2017 5:01AM

Update:

After a thorough canvas, the suspects are not believed to be in the area. CPD continues to investigate the incident.

This incident is being investigated by the USC Police Department. Members of the Carolina Community with information are encouraged to contact the USC Police Department at 777-4215.

Safety Tips:

USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly.

The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others.

Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu for information.

Crime Alert04/23/2017 4:25AM

CRIME ALERT

Strong Arm Robbery Blossom and Barnwell St. Suspects fled in a Black Dodge Charger towards Blossom and Laurens Street.

Suspect Description: Two black male suspects with dreads.

This incident is being investigated by the USC Police Department. Members of the Carolina Community with information are encouraged to contact the USC Police Department at 777-4215.

Safety Tips:

USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly.

The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others.

Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu for information.

Crime Alert04/21/2017 1:14AM

CRIME ALERT: Update

Armed Robbery at approximately 11:50pm

Near the intersection of Blossom Street and Sumter Street

Suspect Description:

Three black males between the ages of 18-24. One suspect wearing a green shirt and another wearing a blue shirt. All three suspects left heading towards Blossom Street and Pickens Street.

Suspects are not believed to be in the area.

USC Police and Columbia Police continue to investigate the incident.

Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu for information.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning04/05/2017 3:15PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 4:15 PM Wednesday, April 5, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=11112397

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning04/05/2017 2:36PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 4:30PM Wednesday, April, 5 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=11104466

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning04/05/2017 2:20PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3:15 PM. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=11104027

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Campus Closed04/05/2017 12:57PM

Weather Update – Columbia campus closing Wednesday April 5 at 1 p.m. Darius Rucker concert will be held as scheduled.

In alignment with Richland County Government, the University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 and all classes that begin after 1 p.m. are cancelled. At this time the Darius Rucker concert will be held as scheduled. If the status of concert changes we will advise the USC community accordingly.

Essential personnel should remain on campus.

As a state agency, the University follows the delay and closing determinations of Richland County Government. University officials are consulting with state and local officials as we continue to assess the situation for the rest of the day.

Closure is due to potential conditions around Columbia and the Midlands caused by heavy rain and flash flooding, high winds and potential severe weather. Road conditions may be hazardous, so as always, members of the Carolina family are encouraged to use caution when walking or driving to, in or around campus. Always obey all emergency personnel, signs, caution tape, etc. Please take reasonable steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning04/03/2017 5:05PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 5:45pm Monday April 3, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=11027230

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning04/03/2017 4:56PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 6:45PM Monday April 3, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=11026660

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning04/03/2017 4:22PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 5:00 PM on Monday, April 3, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=11024470

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning03/30/2017 4:08PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 5:00PM Thursday March 30, 2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=10883618

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

All Clear03/22/2017 2:05PM

ALL CLEAR. The incident response has ended. Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ for more info.

Safety Incident03/22/2017 12:47PM

Road closures due to public safety incident at Blossom and Huger Street. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning03/21/2017 10:17PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 10:45 p.m 03/21/2017. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=10646653

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Test03/07/2017 2:28PM

This is a TEST of the Carolina Alert Emergency Notification System.

In an emergency, monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

This is only a TEST.

All Clear02/27/2017 3:35PM

ALL CLEAR. The incident response has ended. Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ for more info.

Safety Incident02/27/2017 3:02PM

Road closures due to public safety incident at 6439 Garners Ferry Rd. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

Incident Resolved01/25/2017 12:04PM

ALL CLEAR. The incident response has ended.

Safety Incident01/25/2017 10:45AM

Road closures due to public safety incident at 1212 Greene Street. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

Winter Weather Monitoring01/06/2017 11:57AM

Weather conditions are favorable to produce winter weather in the form of snow and/or ice/freezing rain in the coming days.

As of now, the normal class schedule is still in effect. The University will continue to monitor the weather system and its potential effects on operations.

Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/winter-weather/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Incident Resolved12/12/2016 2:43PM

ALL CLEAR. The incident response has ended. Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ for more info.

Safety Incident12/12/2016 12:13PM

Road closures due to public safety incident at Barnwell Street and Washington Street. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

Safety Incident11/21/2016 6:44AM

Road closures due to public safety incident at 400 Main Street. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

Safety Incident11/13/2016 2:45PM

Road closures due to public safety incident at Bull Street and Blossom Street. Please avoid the area and obey officials. There is no danger to the public.

Classes Resume10/09/2016 6:57PM

Weather Update:

All classes and operations will resume Monday, Oct. 10.

http://www.sc.edu/weather for more information.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Classes Cancelled10/06/2016 9:45PM

Weather Update: Classes cancelled Saturday, Oct. 8; football game moved to Sunday, Oct. 9

The University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus will remain closed on Saturday, Oct. 8 and all classes cancelled. The university will resume normal operations on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The University of South Carolina and its athletics department, in coordination with the University of Georgia and the Southeastern Conference have moved the USC vs. UGA football game to Sunday, Oct. 9 at Williams-Brice Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m.

We have been and continue to be in communication with the Governor’s Office and state officials, state and local law enforcement agencies including the Richland County Sheriff?s Department, the National Weather Service, other local authorities and the SEC regarding potential weather issues. Based on the current forecast and expected weather conditions as well as information from local law enforcement agencies, at this time, the University is confident in our ability to host the game on Sunday at Williams-Brice Stadium.

We will be able to staff traffic, security and other game day operations. The safety of everyone affected by the storm and the minimization of the impact on emergency personnel were the most important factors considered in making the decision.

The University encourages Gamecock fans that do not need their previously reserved hotel rooms to contact your hotel and release your reservations. We also encourage hoteliers to be flexible with their standard two-night minimum in order to help accommodate both hurricane evacuees and fans.

Bus service for students and other patrons to the game from Carolina Coliseum will experience some delays due to buses supporting the evacuation effort. The University remains ready to provide additional assistance related to Hurricane Matthew if necessary.

University officials are continuing to monitor the movements of Hurricane Matthew. Should weather conditions or other factors that impact game day operations change, the University will make adjustments accordingly.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/weather and local media for more information and updates.

Campus Closed10/05/2016 10:51AM

Weather Update – Columbia campus closed through Friday, Oct. 7

In alignment with Richland County Government, the University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus will be closed through Friday, Oct. 7 and all classes are cancelled.

Only essential personnel should report on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7.

As a state agency, the University follows the delay and closing determinations of Richland County Government.

University officials are consulting with state and local officials as we continue to assess the situation for the rest of the week as the track of Hurricane Matthew becomes more defined. A decision regarding Saturday’s football game against the University of Georgia will be made later this week in consultation with state and local officials as well as the Southeastern Conference. The safety of all people and the minimization of impact on emergency personnel are the most important factors in this decision. Our goal is to keep this football game at Williams-Brice Stadium.

The University of South Carolina is encouraging students, faculty and staff to stay at home and stay off the roads as the evacuation of the state’s coastal region proceeds. Always obey all emergency personnel, signs, etc. Please take reasonable steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. At this time, the Columbia area is not included in the evacuation order and we do not anticipate a need for students to leave.

Services for students
USC is able to continue housing and feeding our on-campus population and to provide essential services to all students.

Whether you live on campus or off, the student activities and services page will help you remain comfortable and safe as South Carolina prepares for Hurricane Matthew.

Academics/Classes Update
The Thomas Cooper Library will remain open until 8 p.m.

The provost is working with deans, department chairs and faculty members to find flexible and creative ways to make up for lost classroom time. Students should be aware that work must be made up and be prepared to do so. It is the university’s intention to adhere to the planned academic calendar, including fall break.

For students who choose to leave Columbia
Whether you live on or off campus, if you decide to leave, the university strongly encourages you to tell your family where you are going. If you live on campus, see your RM (resident mentor) to check out before you leave.

As the evacuation of our coastal communities begins, and should weather and road conditions become hazardous, members of the Carolina family are encouraged to remain in Columbia and stay off the roads.

Updates provided at www.sc.edu/weather.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Campus Closed10/05/2016 10:51AM

Weather Update ? Columbia campus closed through Friday, Oct. 7

In alignment with Richland County Government, the University of South Carolina?s Columbia campus will be closed through Friday, Oct. 7 and all classes are cancelled.

Only essential personnel should report on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7.

As a state agency, the University follows the delay and closing determinations of Richland County Government.

University officials are consulting with state and local officials as we continue to assess the situation for the rest of the week as the track of Hurricane Matthew becomes more defined. A decision regarding Saturday?s football game against the University of Georgia will be made later this week in consultation with state and local officials as well as the Southeastern Conference. The safety of all people and the minimization of impact on emergency personnel are the most important factors in this decision. Our goal is to keep this football game at Williams-Brice Stadium.

The University of South Carolina is encouraging students, faculty and staff to stay at home and stay off the roads as the evacuation of the state?s coastal region proceeds. Always obey all emergency personnel, signs, etc. Please take reasonable steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. At this time, the Columbia area is not included in the evacuation order and we do not anticipate a need for students to leave.

Services for students
USC is able to continue housing and feeding our on-campus population and to provide essential services to all students.

Whether you live on campus or off, the student activities and services page will help you remain comfortable and safe as South Carolina prepares for Hurricane Matthew.

Academics/Classes Update
The Thomas Cooper Library will remain open until 8 p.m.

The provost is working with deans, department chairs and faculty members to find flexible and creative ways to make up for lost classroom time. Students should be aware that work must be made up and be prepared to do so. It is the university?s intention to adhere to the planned academic calendar, including fall break.

For students who choose to leave Columbia
Whether you live on or off campus, if you decide to leave, the university strongly encourages you to tell your family where you are going. If you live on campus, see your RM (resident mentor) to check out before you leave.

As the evacuation of our coastal communities begins, and should weather and road conditions become hazardous, members of the Carolina family are encouraged to remain in Columbia and stay off the roads.

Updates provided at www.sc.edu/weather.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Campus Closed10/04/2016 5:51PM

Weather Update:  Columbia campus closed Wednesday Oct. 5, with classes canceled; anticipate being closed Thursday and Friday

In alignment with Richland County government, the University of South Carolina’s Columbia campus will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 5 and all classes are cancelled. At this time we anticipate being closed with all classes cancelled on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7.

Only essential personnel should report to campus Wednesday, Oct. 5. It is expected that only essential personnel will report on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7.

As a state agency, the University follows the delay and closing determinations of Richland County government. University officials are consulting with state and local officials as we continue to assess the situation for the rest of the week as the track of Hurricane Matthew becomes more defined. If the status of Richland County government changes we will advise the USC community accordingly.

A decision regarding Saturday’s football game against the University of Georgia will be made later this week in consultation with state and local officials.

The University of South Carolina is encouraging students, faculty and staff to stay at home and stay off the roads as the evacuation of the state’s coastal region proceeds. Always obey all emergency personnel, signs, etc. Please take reasonable steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. At this time, the Columbia area is not included in the evacuation order and we do not anticipate a need for students to leave.

Services for students

Whether you live on campus or off, the following information will help you remain comfortable and safe as South Carolina prepares for Hurricane Matthew.

USC is able to continue housing and feeding our on-campus population and to provide essential services to all students.

Essential services

o Food services
o Thomson Student Health Center
o Counseling Center
o Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center
o Activities and entertainment in the Russell House

Academics/Classes Update

The provost is working with deans, department chairs and faculty members to find flexible and creative ways to make up for lost classroom time. Students should be aware that work must be made up and be prepared to do so. It is the university’s intention to adhere to the planned academic calendar, including fall break.

For students who choose to leave Columbia

Whether you live on or off campus, if you decide to leave, the university strongly encourages you to tell your family where you are going. If you live on campus, see your RM (resident mentor) to check out before you leave.

As the evacuation of our coastal communities begins, and should weather and road conditions become hazardous, members of the Carolina family are encouraged to remain in Columbia and stay off the roads.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Campus Closed10/04/2016 5:51PM

Weather Update ? Columbia campus closed Wednesday Oct. 5, with classes canceled; anticipate being closed Thursday and Friday

In alignment with Richland County government, the University of South Carolina?s Columbia campus will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 5 and all classes are cancelled. At this time we anticipate being closed with all classes cancelled on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7.

Only essential personnel should report to campus Wednesday, Oct. 5. It is expected that only essential personnel will report on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7.

As a state agency, the University follows the delay and closing determinations of Richland County government. University officials are consulting with state and local officials as we continue to assess the situation for the rest of the week as the track of Hurricane Matthew becomes more defined. If the status of Richland County government changes we will advise the USC community accordingly.

A decision regarding Saturday?s football game against the University of Georgia will be made later this week in consultation with state and local officials.

The University of South Carolina is encouraging students, faculty and staff to stay at home and stay off the roads as the evacuation of the state?s coastal region proceeds. Always obey all emergency personnel, signs, etc. Please take reasonable steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. At this time, the Columbia area is not included in the evacuation order and we do not anticipate a need for students to leave.

Services for students

Whether you live on campus or off, the following information will help you remain comfortable and safe as South Carolina prepares for Hurricane Matthew.

USC is able to continue housing and feeding our on-campus population and to provide essential services to all students.

Essential services

o Food services
o Thomson Student Health Center
o Counseling Center
o Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center
o Activities and entertainment in the Russell House

Academics/Classes Update

The provost is working with deans, department chairs and faculty members to find flexible and creative ways to make up for lost classroom time. Students should be aware that work must be made up and be prepared to do so. It is the university?s intention to adhere to the planned academic calendar, including fall break.

For students who choose to leave Columbia

Whether you live on or off campus, if you decide to leave, the university strongly encourages you to tell your family where you are going. If you live on campus, see your RM (resident mentor) to check out before you leave.

As the evacuation of our coastal communities begins, and should weather and road conditions become hazardous, members of the Carolina family are encouraged to remain in Columbia and stay off the roads.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning09/19/2016 8:39PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 9:30pm on Monday September 19, 2016.
https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=6240518

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Test09/13/2016 1:00PM

This is a TEST of the Carolina Alert Emergency Notification System.

In an emergency, monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

This is only a TEST.

Flash Flood Warning09/02/2016 5:51PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 8:45PM Friday September 2, 2016. http://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=5939723

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning09/02/2016 3:10PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 6:00PM Friday September 2, 2016. http://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=5933593

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Campus Closed09/02/2016 12:08PM

Columbia campus to close at noon Friday, Sept. 2

Richland County has announced that government offices will close at noon on Friday, Sept. 2 due to weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Hermine. As a state agency, the University must follow the delay and closing determinations of Richland County Government. Therefore, the Columbia campus will close at noon on Friday, Sept. 2.

All classes and activities that begin after noon (12 p.m.) have been cancelled.

Closure is due to conditions around Columbia and the Midlands caused by potential high winds, heavy rain and flash flooding.

The University of South Carolina continues to encourage students, faculty, staff and visitors to be aware of the following:

Potential flash flooding. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move to higher ground. Monitor Carolina Alert for flash flood warnings on the USC campus. Areas that are especially prone to flooding include:

Intersection of Main and Whaley streets
Parking lots behind 300 Main St.
Parking lots behind the Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter Street under the railroad bridge
Pickens Street under the pedestrian crossing
Five Points

Never walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.

Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle could be quickly swept away and it only takes a foot of water to cause your car to float off the roadway.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Weather Expected09/01/2016 5:17PM

Weather Alert

Due to the potential of heavy rain and flash flooding Friday caused by Tropical Storm Hermine, the University of South Carolina is encouraging students, faculty, staff and visitors to be aware of the following:

Potential flash flooding. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move to higher ground. Monitor Carolina Alert for flash flood warnings on the USC campus. Areas that are especially prone to flooding include:

Intersection of Main and Whaley streets
Parking lots behind 300 Main St.
Parking lots behind the Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter Street under the railroad bridge
Pickens Street under pedestrian crossing
Five Points

Never walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.

Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle could be quickly swept away and it only takes a foot of water to cause your car to float off the roadway.

Please continue to monitor Carolina Alert and this http://www.sc.edu/uofsc/weather for updates.

Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Test Alert08/25/2016 12:13PM

Incident Resolved08/23/2016 12:07PM

(Narrative)

Safety Incident08/23/2016 10:07AM

Road closures due to public safety incident at Lincoln and Senate Street. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

Incident Resolved08/18/2016 11:39AM

(Narrative)

Safety Incident08/18/2016 10:07AM

Road closures due to public safety incident at 200 Pickens Street. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

Flash Flood Warning08/01/2016 10:03PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 11:15PM on Monday August 1, 2016.
https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=5173350
Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning08/01/2016 8:40PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 10:00pm for Monday August 1st. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=5171482.

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/18/2016 7:44PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 9:30pm on July 18. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=4754731

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/18/2016 7:32PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 8:00pm on July 18. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=4753123

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/15/2016 1:15PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 1:45pm on Friday, July 15th. http://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=4639567.

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/10/2016 4:19PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 5:00pm, Sunday July 10th. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=4445525

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/07/2016 10:47PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 11:30pm for Thursday July 7, 2016. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=4341313

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/06/2016 3:28PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 4:15pm on Wednesday July 6, 2016. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=4265286

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning07/05/2016 5:09PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 6:00pm Tuesday, July 5th, 2016. http://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=4218250

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning06/17/2016 1:34PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 2:15pm 6/17/16. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=3740715

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 1/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 60 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning06/14/2016 3:34PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 4:30pm 6/14/16. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=3624725

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing winds equal to or exceeding 60 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning06/14/2016 3:08PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 3:30pm 6/14/16. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=3623146

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing winds equal to or exceeding 60 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

All Clear05/26/2016 11:03AM

ALL CLEAR. The incident at 300 Main Street has ended. Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ for more info.

Safety Incident05/26/2016 10:41AM

Road closures due to public safety incident at 300 Main Street. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

Incident Resolved05/03/2016 5:48PM

ALL CLEAR. The incident response has ended. Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ for more info.

Safety Incident – Pendleton St05/03/2016 5:22PM

Columbia Police Department and Columbia Fire Department are addressing a public safety incident in the area of Pendleton Street. Pendleton Street from Sumter Street to Main Street is temporarily closed. Please avoid the area and follow direction of public safety officials. http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ for more info.

Flash Flood Warning05/01/2016 5:57PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 7:15PM Sunday May 1, 2016. http://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=2528370

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/flash-flood/.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ and local media for more information and updates.

Test Only04/21/2016 10:17AM

Test only

Incident Resolved04/12/2016 6:56PM

ALL CLEAR. The incident response has ended. Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ for more info.

Safety Incident04/12/2016 6:01PM

Road closures due to public safety incident at 300 Main Street. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning04/01/2016 4:32PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 5:30 pm 4/1/16. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=1742082

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing damaging winds equal to or exceeding 60 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning04/01/2016 3:49PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 4:45pm 4/1/16. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=1739415

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing damaging winds equal to or exceeding 60 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Crime Bulletin – Update04/01/2016 2:59AM

Armed Robbery – Update

USC Police Department has numerous officers circulating the area and continuing to investigate. A K-9 unit has been utilized and it is believed that the suspect is no longer in the area.

More information and any future updates to this case can be found here.

This case is being investigated by the USC Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact USC PD at 777-4215.

Safety Tips

USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly.

The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others.

Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.

Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

Crime Alert04/01/2016 1:43AM

CRIME ALERT

Armed Robbery

East Quad courtyard at 12:45am

Suspect is a white male, long blonde hair. 20-21 yrs old and 6’1″-6’2″ tall, thin build. Suspect had a knife and demanded victim’s wallet. He left traveling towards South Quad.

The case is being investigated by the USC Police Department.

Members of the Carolina Community with information are encouraged to contact the USC Police Department or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Safety Tips
– USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.
– The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others. Please click here for more information.
– Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.
– Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning03/31/2016 7:07PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until (time) (date). http://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=1699248

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/emergency-tips-and-procedures/severe-thunderstorms/.

Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

Test03/15/2016 11:20AM

This is a TEST of the Carolina Alert Emergency Notification System.

In an emergency, monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu and local media for more information and updates.

This is only a TEST.

All Clear02/03/2016 4:01PM

ALL CLEAR. The tornado warning has ended. Check http://www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert for more info.

Flash Flood Warning02/03/2016 3:33PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 4:30pm Wednesday February 3rd, 2016. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=202503

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning02/03/2016 3:33PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 4:30pm Wednesday February 3rd, 2016. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=202503

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Tornado Warning02/03/2016 2:51PM

A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for Columbia campus. Seek safe shelter immediately. Check http://www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert for more info.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning02/03/2016 2:36PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 3:30pm 2/3/2016. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=199193

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_weather.shtml.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning02/03/2016 1:33PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the University of South Carolina until 2:15pm 2/3/2016. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=198061

Weather conditions are favorable for a thunderstorm producing hail 3/4 inch or larger in diameter and/or winds equal to or exceeding 58 miles per hour. People in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_weather.shtml.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Crime Bulletin – Updated02/03/2016 1:00PM

UPDATE: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Carlos Jovany Hernandez was arrested earlier today by the Columbia Police Department.  He has been charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree and Kidnapping in connection with the sexual assault that occurred Saturday, January 30, 2016 adjacent to USC campus in the 800 block of Barnwell Street.  He is currently in custody at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Carlos Hernandez - CSC

CRIME BULLETIN

Incident Date and Time:
Saturday, January 30, 2016 at approximately 3:45 a.m.

Type of Bulletin:
Assisting Other Agency (Columbia PD)  Sexual Assault

Location:
800 block of Barnwell Street, Columbia SC / Between Greene Street and Gibbes Court

Alert Status:
Crime Bulletin with email, social media notification and web page posting only.
An emergency notification was not issued because the available information at the time of the incident lacked specificity and actionable information for the community.

Suspect Information:

Race: Unknown

Age: 20-30

Approximate Height and Weight: 5’5 / 150

Clothing Description: Unknown

Direction of Travel: Unknown

Incident:
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on January 30, 2016, the victim was having a conversation with an unknown male near the corner of Barnwell Street and Gibbes Court. The unknown male then told the victim that he had a weapon and forced her to a nearby location where he sexually assaulted her. The suspect left the area in an unknown direction.

The case is being investigated by the City of Columbia Police Department.

 

Crime Bulletin – Updated01/30/2016 3:09PM

CRIME BULLETIN

Incident Date and Time:
Saturday, January 30, 2016 at approximately 3:45 a.m.

Type of Bulletin:
Assisting Other Agency (Columbia PD) – Sexual Assault

Location:
800 block of Barnwell Street, Columbia SC / Between Greene Street and Gibbes Court

Alert Status:
Crime Bulletin with email, social media notification and web page posting only.
An emergency notification was not issued because the available information at the time of the incident lacked specificity and actionable information for the community.

Suspect Information:

Race: Unknown

Age: 20-30

Approximate Height and Weight: 5’5 / 150

Clothing Description: Unknown

Direction of Travel: Unknown

Incident:
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on January 30, 2016, the victim was having a conversation with an unknown male near the corner of Barnwell Street and Gibbes Court. The unknown male then told the victim that he had a weapon and forced her to a nearby location where he sexually assaulted her. The suspect left the area in an unknown direction.

The case is being investigated by the City of Columbia Police Department.

Members of the Carolina Community with information are encouraged to contact the Columbia Police Department or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Safety Tips
• USC offers the free RAVE Guardian Safety App which turns any cell phone into a personalized protection network, connecting with University Police during an emergency and giving them important information they need instantly. Get more information here.
• The University has and encourages the use of several available shuttle services for transportation to and around campus such as the Evening Shuttle, Late Night Shuttle, APO, and others. Please click here for more information.
• Have a plan before going out. Make sure your friends know not to leave you alone or let you leave anywhere with someone other than the friends you came with. Stay in a group as much as possible.
• Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If a place or situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

Flash Flood Warning12/22/2015 7:29AM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 9:15 AM Tuesday, December 22. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/27575989

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning10/10/2015 8:23AM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 9:45 AM Saturday, October 10. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/26365591

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Classes Resume10/08/2015 6:00PM

October 8, 2015 ? 5:30 p.m.

Weather Update ? Columbia campus planning to resume classes Monday, Oct. 12

The University is planning to resume all classes on the Columbia campus Monday, Oct. 12?barring any unforeseen circumstances.

However, as a state agency, the University must follow the delay and closing determinations of Richland County Government. (Please note this is not Richland County school districts.) Changes in environmental conditions and/or infrastructure recovery could impact County or University operations. Therefore, University officials will continue to monitor the situation and its potential effects on operations and remain in communication with Richland County Government regarding decisions on further delays or closings.

While there has been a great deal of tragedy around the Columbia campus?including in our Carolina family?on the whole the campus has been fortunate with no significant damage. Water service has been restored, yet the campus remains under a boil water advisory. The Columbia campus is prepared to resume full academic operations, student services and recreational activities; provide safe housing, health services and limited but safe food service; and, distribute bottled water to our Carolina family.

More information will be forthcoming Friday. Please watch for updates.

Campus Closed10/08/2015 3:06PM

October 8, 2015 ? 2:00 p.m.
Weather Update ? Columbia campus closed Friday, Oct. 9

Richland County has announced that government offices will be closed on Friday, Oct. 9. As a state agency, the University must follow the delay and closing determinations of Richland County Government. Therefore, the Columbia campus will be closed on Friday, only essential personnel should report to work.

Closure is due to conditions around Columbia and the Midlands caused by heavy rain and flooding.

Road conditions continue to be hazardous, so as always, members of the Carolina family are encouraged to use caution when walking or driving to, in or around campus. Always obey all emergency personnel, signs, caution tape, etc. Please take reasonable steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family.

University officials will continue to monitor the weather and its potential effects on operations and remain in communication with Richland County Government regarding decisions on further delays or closings.

Weather Update – Columbia Campus Closed Thursday, October 810/07/2015 9:57PM

Richland County has announced that government offices will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 8. As a state agency, the University must follow the delay and closing determinations of Richland County Government. Therefore, the Columbia campus will be closed on Thursday. Only essential personnel should report to work.

Closure is due to conditions around Columbia and the Midlands caused by heavy rain and flooding.

Road conditions continue to be hazardous, so as always, members of the Carolina family are encouraged to use caution when walking or driving to, in or around campus. Always obey all emergency personnel, signs, caution tape, etc. Please take reasonable steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family.

University officials will continue to monitor the weather and its potential effects on operations and remain in communication with Richland County Government regarding decisions on further delays or closings.

Flash Flood Warning10/07/2015 6:52AM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 12:45 PM Wednesday, October 7. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/26341115

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Classes Canceled Through Friday, October 910/06/2015 12:35PM

Classes have been canceled for the remainder of the week, from Tuesday, October 6 through Friday, October 9, 2015 due to excessive rainfall and flooding throughout campus and the Midlands region. There will be no day or evening classes.

Please remain at home throughout the duration of this event. Obey emergency personnel and all barricades and road closures.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/weather and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning10/06/2015 9:06AM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 6. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/26331731

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning10/05/2015 3:40PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 6:30 PM Monday, October 5. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/26323376

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Campus Closed10/05/2015 3:35PM

The University of South Carolina Columbia campus is closed on Tuesday, Oct. 6 for students, faculty and staff, due to excessive flooding and poor roadway conditions.

Only essential personnel should report to campus.

There will be no day or evening classes and all activities are canceled.

Please monitor http://sc.edu/CarolinaAlert, http://sc.edu/weather and local media for more information and updates.

Classes Canceled October 610/05/2015 1:04PM

Classes have been canceled on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 due to excessive rainfall and flooding throughout campus and the Midlands region. There will be no day or evening classes and all activities are canceled.

Please remain at home throughout the duration of this event. Obey emergency personnel and all barricades and road closures.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/weather and local media for more information and updates.

Contaminated Water10/05/2015 11:41AM

Water Update — Before using water visit www.sc.edu/weather for more info. Boil water advisory lifted, but lines must be purged.

Classes Canceled October 510/04/2015 12:57PM

Classes have been canceled on Monday, October 5, 2015 due to excessive rainfall and flooding throughout campus and the Midlands region. There will be no day or evening classes and all activities are canceled.

At this time, campus will remain open for faculty and staff to report to campus as normal on Monday.

Please remain at home throughout the duration of this event. Obey emergency personnel and all barricades and road closures.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/weather and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning10/04/2015 7:51AM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 1:30 PM Sunday, October 4. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/26305033

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning10/04/2015 7:00AM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 9:45 AM Sunday, October 4. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/2630403

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Flood Warning10/03/2015 12:16PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a Flood Warning for the University of South Carolina beginning Sunday, October 4 at 5:48 AM until Saturday, October 8 at 9:45 AM. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/26321657

Due to excessive and continuous rainfall occurring over the weekend in to next week, flooding is expected to occur on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Test10/02/2015 11:45AM

This is a TEST of the Carolina Alert Emergency Notification System.

In an emergency, monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

This is only a TEST.

Flash Flood Warning09/24/2015 1:16PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 2:45 PM Thursday, September 24. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/26180083

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning09/05/2015 1:24AM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 3:15 AM Saturday, September 5. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/25996081

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning08/30/2015 10:48PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 12:45 AM Monday, August 31. http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/25940523

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.

Flash Flood Warning08/06/2015 7:32PM

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until 9:30 PM Thursday, August 6 http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/25580037

Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at www.sc.edu/carolinaalert/procedures_flood.shtml.

Flood-prone areas of campus include:
Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St.
Area behind 300 Main St.
Area behind Blatt P.E. Center
Sumter St. under the railroad bridge
Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing.

Please monitor www.sc.edu/CarolinaAlert and local media for more information and updates.