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Emergency Disaster Declaration in Effect for Richland County

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From the Richland County Public Information Office Richland County Council Chair Paul Livingston has signed an emergency declaration in accordance with County ordinance to initiate specific actions to respond to COVID-19, or coronavirus. Over the past four weeks, County Administrator Leonardo Brown has met with members of the County’s executive leadership team and some Councilmembers […]

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Mayor Declares State of Emergency Due to COVID-19

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Mayor Stephen Benjamin has declared a State of Emergency, effective immediately, in an effort to reduce the spread of and exposure to the Coronavirus. The attached ordinance will be sent to City Council for review and discussion during tomorrows council meeting.  ORDINANCE NO.: 2020-031 An Emergency Order Declaring a State of Emergency for the City […]

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Stay Prepared Ahead of Severe Storms

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With severe storms likely to pop up across the Midlands during the afternoon and evening hours on Thursday, February 6, 2020 — Columbia Richland Fire wants to encourage all residents to take steps to prepare and stay informed! Here’s some key information to keep in mind: High winds from the storms are likely to produce […]

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CRITICAL: Sign-Up for Emergency Alerts Ahead of Florence

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Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring heavy rains and potential flash flooding to our area this weekend. To help get CRITICAL EMERGENCY communications out to the public we are recommending that everyone sign up for the Richland County Emergency Alert Program. The program allows you to receive emergency notifications via phone calls, text messaging, […]