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Shaw Air Force Base is operating

under normal operations. 

Shaw AFB is all clear.

(Current as of July 10, 2019, 4:15 p.m.)



Projected Local Shelters

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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

Facilities/Services Update

Facility/Service   Status Additional Information
Main Gate Open  
441 Gate Open  
Army Gate Open  
Child Development
Youth Center Open  
Base Exchange Open  
Commissary Open  
Medical Group Open  
Legal Office Open  
Finance Open  

Airman & Family
Readiness Center

Carolina Lakes
Golf Course
Dining Facility Open  
Fitness Center Open  
Fitness Center Annex Open  
Military Personnel
Customer Service
Outdoor Recreation Open  



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 of alternate routes.

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

Hurricane Conditions

HURCON 5: Destructive winds are possible within 96 hours.

HURCON 4: Destructive winds are possible within 72 hours.

HURCON 3: Destructive winds are possible within 48 hours.

HURCON 2: Destructive winds are possible within 24 hours.

HURCON 1: Destructive winds are possible within 12 hours.

HURCON 1C: Caution: Winds of 40-57 mph/ 35-49 kts sustained are occurring.

HURCON 1E: Emergency: Winds of 58 mph/ 50 kts sustained and/ or gusts of 69 mph/ 60 kts or greater are occurring.

HURCON 1R: Recovery: Destructive winds have subsided and are no longer forecast to occur; survey and work crews are permitted to determine the extent of the damage and to establish safe zones around hazards (e.g. downed power lines, unstable structures.) Non-essential personnel are asked to remain indoors.

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