Hurricane Matthew causes state of emergency

Photo Credit: NOAA: Map locates Hurricane Matthew’s potential path; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;

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Photo Credit: NOAA: Map locates Hurricane Matthew’s potential path; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;

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Gov. Nikki Haley called a state of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Matthew on Oct. 4, the anniversary of the thousand-year flood in South Carolina.

Hurricane Matthew is expected to be a category two or three with winds exceeding 100 mph, according to WYFF News 4. The hurricane is expected to hit the coast of South Carolina Friday night into Saturday morning.

Today also marks the anniversary of the thousand-year flood in South Carolina. Approximately two feet of rain accumulated

Photo Credit; Professor Ward: One of two destroyed cars in Professor Emily Ward’s, public relations and writing for print and digital media professor, driveway.

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One of two destroyed cars in Professor Emily Ward’s, public relations and writing for print and digital media professor, driveway October 2015.

over a two-day course within some regions of the state, according to Ruddie Burns, The State reporter. 

According to an email sent to Columbia College community by Monique McDaniels, executive director of marketing and communications, the campus will close from 12 p.m., Oct. 5 until Oct. 10.

The college is asking students to remain on campus and to notify a parent or guardian if they decide to leave.

Dining hall hours will remain the same Oct. 5-7; however, the terrace will close Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. and will reopen Oct. 10.

Overnight visitors are not permitted to enter the residence halls until Oct. 5.

For Weather Updates:

  • Weather line: (803) 786-3500
  • SC Emergency Management Website: scemd.org
  • CCPD: (803) 786-3333
  • College Website: columbiasc.edu
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