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  1. SCDNR online map looks to show potential floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | WMBF

    COLUMBIA, SC The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources have developed a mapping tool to approximate potential flooding the area could see in the wake of Hurricane Florence. According to the online mapping tool, it presents broad scale approximations of potential flooding and is not intended for site specific or local prediction or forecasting.

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  2. S Carolina Governor suspends prosecutor after indictmentsRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2018 | WMBF

    South Carolina's governor has suspended the chief prosecutor in Columbia after he was indicted on 26 charges he misspent public funds. Gov. Henry McMaster's order Wednesday puts state Deputy Attorney General Heather Weiss in charge of the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office until after new solicitor is elected in November.

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  3. SC officials warn worst of flooding could be yet to comeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | WMBF

    South Carolina emergency officials are warning residents to remain on high alert despite some water levels beginning to slowly recede in some of the state's hardest hit areas. On Monday, Governor Henry McMaster took an aerial tour of parts of Chesterfield and Horry counties.

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  4. Talk of the Town: Helping your pet ride out a stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | WMBF

    Anxiety in pets can occur for any number of reasons. Most recently, several pet rescue organizations in the Columbia area had to help save dogs from shelters in parts of South Carolina and North Carolina that were in the path of Hurricane Florence.

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  5. Attention: Two dead birds test positive for West Nile VirusRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2018 | WMBF

    The City of Columbia tweeted this afternoon that they have been alerted of two dead birds found within the city limits that have tested positive for West Nile Virus. In response, spraying for adult mosquitoes will commence in these areas on Wednesday the 19th and will conclude on Thursday the 20th.

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  6. President Trump declares disaster for state of South Carolina, eight countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2018 | WMBF

    COLUMBIA, SC President Donald Trump has declared a disaster for the state of South Carolina and eight counties and has approved federal reimbursement through FEMA for costs associated with emergency and life-safety actions during Hurricane Florence. According to a news release from the SC Governor's Press Office, the FEMA Public Assistance Program helps reimburse local governments, state agencies, eligible private non-profit organizations and electric co-operatives for some expenses incurred related to emergency protective measures.

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  7. The Latest: Another town in SC flooded by FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | WMBF

    15, 2018. The boat washed up with storm surge and debris from Hurricane Florence.

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  8. The Latest: Florence expected to weaken as flood risk risesRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2018 | WMBF

    Tropical Storm Florence is expected to weaken into a depression soon but flash flooding and major river flooding are expected to continue over significant portions of the Carolinas. The National Hurricane Center says excessive amounts of rain are still being dumped in North Carolina and the effect is expected to be "catastrophic."

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  9. Tracking Florence: Richland County lists resources, important information for residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | WMBF

    Richland County offices will close Friday, Sept. 14 and Monday, Sept. 17. The County will resume normal operating hours and activities Tuesday, Sept.

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  10. 2.6 magnitude earthquake strikes west of Columbia near SC-GA lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | WMBF

    "Since at least 1776, people living inland in North and South Carolina, and in adjacent parts of Georgia and Tennessee, have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones," the USGS website says . "The largest earthquake in the area occurred in 1916.

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  11. Richland County residents can now text '911' during emergenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | WMBF

    The City of Columbia has announced that Richland County residents can text 911 for help if you have an emergency during Hurricane Florence. "'Text to 911' is a new capability of the Richland County 911 System that residents can use as an alternative to communicate with an emergency telecommunicator," the City of Columbia said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.

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  12. Talk of the Town: Celebrating 50 years of inspiring the future in South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | WMBF

    Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina has been in the community for the past 50 years, inspiring young people to succeed in our global economy. Junior Achievement was founded in Columbia in 1968 as a local office of JAUSA.

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  13. Evacuations begin across Grand Strand as residents flee FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    Before the start of the 12 p.m. evacuation on Tuesday, traffic on S.C. 544 in Horry County began to slow as residents prepared to leave. By later in the day, it was flowing smoother.

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  14. I-26 lane reversals begin for mandatory evacuation of coastal countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | WMBF

    Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered the mandatory evacuation of coastal counties in South Carolina except for Jasper, Beaufort and Colleton. Troopers closed I-26 eastbound between Charleston and Columbia early Tuesday morning and flipped all lanes to the westbound direction at 11 a.m. Crews have set up hurricane evacuation lanes from the I-26 and the I-77 interchange near Columbia to the I-26 and I-526 interchange in Charleston.

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  15. SC coastal residents prepare to evacuate ahead of Hurricane FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuations for all coastal zones will begin on Tuesday, ahead of Hurricane Florence, according to a tweet from Rep. Alan Clemmons. In a tweet, Clemmons said McMaster announced to the General Assembly the evacuation of all three coastal zones will start Tuesday at 12 p.m. All schools and state offices in the coastal counties will also close Tuesday at the same time.

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  16. I-26 eastbound closing Tuesday morning for mandatory evacuation of coastal countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered the mandatory evacuation of all zones in South Carolina coastal counties and lane reversals on I-26. SCDOT officials say I-26 eastbound between Columbia and Charleston will be closed beginning at 5 a.m. Tuesday.

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  17. Mandatory evacuation for all coastal zones will take place Tuesday ahead of Hurricane FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2018 | WMBF

    Governor Henry McMaster announced that evacuations for all coastal zones will begin on Tuesday, ahead of Hurricane Florence, according to a tweet from Rep. Alan Clemmons. In a tweet, Clemmons said McMaster announced to the General Assembly the evacuation of all three coastal zones will start Tuesday at 12 p.m. All schools and state offices in the coastal counties will also close Tuesday at the same time.

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  18. Car crashes, flips over in close call with Columbia homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | WMBF

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - In anticipation of Hurricane Florence making landfall along the Grand Strand, Horry County and Myrtle Beach have declared a state of emergency effective immediately. "Now is the time to prepare," said Mayor Brenda Bethune.

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  19. Don't get caught jaywalking in Columbia, it could cost you $232Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | WMBF

    The Columbia Police Department is cracking down on people crossing the street illegally in an attempt to minimize the number of accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians. The department said it is targeting specific areas around downtown Columbia, the USC campus and business districts that see a high volume of pedestrians.

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  20. Craig Melvin speaks to WIS about his time at the station, new role on 'TODAY'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | WMBF

    A dream come true is how former WIS anchor Craig Melvin describes his promotion to weekday co-host of the TODAY show. He got emotional talking in a one-on-one interview about his time at WIS and the people who inspired him.

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