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For the latest Shaw AFB inclement weather information,
call the Straight Talk Line at

(803) 895-8942

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Hurricane Conditions

HURCON 5: General Hurricane Season; 1 June - 30 November

HURCON 4: Indicates surface winds in excess of 58 mph (50 knots) could arrive within 96 hours.

HURCON 3: Indicates surface winds in excess of 58 mph could arrive within 72 hours.

HURCON 2: Indicates surface winds in excess of 58 mph could arrive within 48 hours.

HURCON 1: Indicates surface winds in excess of 58 mph could arrive within 24 hours.

HURCON 1E: Indicates surface winds in excess of 58 mph are occurring and other dangerous conditions associated with the storm are present. All outside activity is strictly prohibited.

HURCON 1R: Indicates life-threatening storm hazards have passed but damage may persist and only emergency responders and damage assessment personnel are released to move about.

Local Relief

For information on disaster relief, business openings and closures, and other updates, visit the City of Sumter website.
Inclement Weather Resources and Updates

This page provides current and pertinent links to available information in the event that Shaw and its personnel experience inclement weather conditions. The links will better prepare Airmen and their families if inclement weather strikes in the area.

Current hurricane condition:


(Current as of October 11, 2016, 8:31 a.m.)

Local Shelters

Find Open Shelters Near You  

Sumter County Shelters:

Sumter High School
2580 McCrays Mill Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Sumter County Career Center
2612 McCray's Mill Road 29150

Alice Drive Middle School
40 Miller Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Alice Drive Elementary School
40 Miller Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Furman Middle School
3400 Bethel Church Road
Sumter, SC 29154

Hillcrest Middle School
US Hwy 521 at Hwy 441
Dalzell, SC

Mayewood Middle School
4300 E. Brewington Road
Sumter, SC 29153


Several areas on Shaw AFB have the potential for flooding during heavy rainfall. Pedestrians and motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling through areas of standing water on roadways.

Areas of potential flooding:
- The inbound lane of Shaw Drive at the roundabout at Friendship Chapel
- The area between the library and main fitness center, flooding out into Shaw Drive and covering the street to the dorm resident parking lot.
- The north end of the flightline on Sweeney Road.

If flooding on base occurs, roads may be closed with yellow barriers. Please be aware or alternate routes.

Local Flood Conditions
Refer to National Weather Service River Forecast Center for current information on river conditions and possible areas of flooding