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Fire rescue, CPW positioned to aid Florence victims

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Saturday, September 15, 2018

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The swift water rescue craft will be brought to Columbia by firefighters from the Boiling Spring Fire District.
 

The swift water rescue craft will be brought to Columbia by firefighters from the Boiling Spring Fire District.

 

Fire departments and utility companies are positioned to help victims of Hurricane Florence as it moves across South Carolina.

The Boiling Springs Fire District has sent a team of and a rescue boat to Columbia to wait being sent to areas in need of rescue attempts for flood victims.

All contractors that work through Greer CPW have been asked not to leave the utility’s service area until the storm clears.

Heavy rain that could create flood conditions in the Upstate is forecast to through Saturday and Sunday.

CPW reported it has about 40 electric department personnel (including contractors) that are able to respond to power outages. Vehicles are fueled and equipment stocked.

There are plans to release 4-5 inches of water from Lake Cunningham over a 24-30 hour period. CPW reported it is communicating with the Startex-Jackson Duncan Water District who will receive our extra water downstream. 

Greer CPW electric customers can report their outage at 864-848-5500 or by logging into their CPW account and “report outage”.

 

 

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