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Recent Alerts

Learn about situations such as crime alerts, university closings and health or weather advisories that aren’t immediately threatening to life safety but warrant a notification.

Flash Flood Warning

06/09/2019 6:58 pm

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a flash flood warning for the University of South Carolina until Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:45pm. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=35096338 Flooding is imminent or occurring on the USC campus. Do not walk or drive through flood waters regardless of depth. Do not attempt to retrieve your car or personal items from flooded areas. Preparedness information can be found at https://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/law_enforcement_and_safety/emergency-procedures/natural-disasters-fire/index.php. Flood-prone areas of campus include: Intersection of Main St. and Whaley St. Area behind 300 Main St. Area behind Blatt P.E. Center Sumter St. under the railroad bridge Pickens St. under the pedestrian crossing Close Hipp parking garage Flood prone area map https://www.sc.edu/visit/map/index.php?id=744#!ct/21038,22505,24216?mc/33.996319440747655,-81.02758169174196?z/15 Please monitor https://sc.edu/carolinaalert and local media for more information and updates.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

06/08/2019 4:06 pm

A Severe Thunder Storm warning has been issued for UofSC Columbia Campus until Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:00pm. More information can be found at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=35047787


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

06/07/2019 7:05 pm

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Columbia Campus until Friday, June 7, 2019 7:00pm. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=35023710


All Clear

03/25/2019 9:04 pm

ALL CLEAR. The incident response has ended. Check http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/ for more info.


Dodie garage closed due to apparent death by suicide. Avoid the area. Counseling center available to those seeking assistance 1-803-777-5223. National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255.

03/25/2019 3:26 pm

Dodie garage closed due to apparent death by suicide. Avoid the area. Counseling center available to those seeking assistance 1-803-777-5223. National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255.


Road closures due to public safety incident at 1300 Block of Heyward St. Please avoid the area and obey officials.

03/25/2019 2:20 pm

Road closures due to public safety incident at 1300 Block of Heyward St. Please avoid the area and obey officials.


Carolina Alert Test

03/13/2019 9:56 am

This is a TEST of the Carolina Alert Emergency Notification System. In an emergency, monitor https://sc.edu/carolinaalert and local media for more information and updates. This is only a TEST.


All Clear

03/03/2019 8:12 pm

At 6:40pm, Carolina Alert received an National Weather Service alert indicating a Tornado Warning for UofSC Columbia campus. All means of mass notification to the Carolina Community were sent. All severe weather alerts have expired. Please monitor http://carolinaalert.sc.edu/, and local media for more information and updates.


A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for Columbia campus until Sunday, March 3, 2019 7:45pm. Seek safe shelter immediately. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=31

03/03/2019 7:16 pm

A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for Columbia campus until Sunday, March 3, 2019 7:45pm. Seek safe shelter immediately. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=31


A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for Columbia campus. Seek safe shelter immediately. Check https://sc.edu/carolinaalert for more info.

03/05/2019 3:07 pm

A TORNADO WARNING has been issued for Columbia campus until Sunday, March 3, 2019 7:45pm. Seek safe shelter immediately. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=31358349