Rescuers Saving People From Floods in Columbia

The city of Columbia has been dealing with the effects of weekend flooding. Picture from WLTX

Parts of Columbia and the midlands are dealing with dangerous flooding Sunday.

According to WLTX, cars are stalled in the middle of streets and roads are closed.  Some people had to be rescued from homes.  Small dams are also giving way and rivers and streams are overflowing banks.

From WLTX
From WLTX

In some places, more than 11 inches of rain has fallen.

The University of South Carolina canceled class for Monday because of the severe weather and issued the following statement:

Due to heavy rain and flooding around Columbia and the Midlands all campus activities are cancelled today (Sunday) and all classes are cancelled Monday, Oct. 5. The University of South Carolina is encouraging students, faculty, staff and visitors to stay at home and stay inside for the remainder of the day.

Only essential personnel should report to campus today, Sunday, October 4. At this time the campus will be open on Monday, Oct. 5 for faculty and staff. 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.)

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.

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