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Shaw Air Force Base is operating

under normal conditions. 

(Current as of Sept. 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m.)



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

Local Relief

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

Projected 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

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#TeamShaw welcomes the new money man, Maj. Jeremy Williams, the new 20th Comptroller Squadron commander. Williams takes command of 180 Team Shaw members and is responsible for financial decision support, accurate budget analysis, accounting, non-appropriated funds management and financial service entitlement processing.
Welcome to #TeamShaw Maj. Anthony Bryant! Bryant took command of the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, a squadron responsible for maintenance of aerospace ground equipment, armament systems and munitions for worldwide deployment, as well as phase inspections, corrosion control, engine oil analysis, nondestricve inspections, munitions storage and accountability and fabricating parts and tools.
Before #ShawAFB was formed, one man did everything to show his #Determination, #Commitment and #UncommonPatriotism. Take a minute today to reflect on 1st Lt. Ervin David Shaw, our base's namesake and a City of Sumter, South Carolina, native, who died 100 years ago today during World War I. #TeamShaw For more on this story check out the article at: https://bit.ly/2IPIRDE
The 20th Medical Group will be closed 12 July 18 from 1200-1630 in order to conduct training. We will resume normal operations on 13 July 18. In case of an emergency please call 911 or report to the nearest emergency room. If you have any questions please contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273
Congrats to #TeamShaws #AFCENT #QuarterlyAward winners. Keep up the great work!
The 20th Medical Group will be closed 12 July 18 from 1200-1630 in order to conduct training. We will resume normal operations on 13 July 18. In case of an emergency please call 911 or report to the nearest emergency room. If you have any questions please contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273
Tonight while fireworks light up the night sky #TeamShaw, remember that for 242 years, the sacrifice and service of #America's brave men and women has built the legacy on which we now stand. Just as our country looks to the sky with awe and wonder this #fourthofjuly, know that they look at you in much the same way EVERY day of the year. Happy #Independenceday, #Airmen.
Here in South Carolina summer means fun in the sun but before you get out there here's #20SecondSafetyTips from #ShawAFB.
Hey #TeamShaw, click the link to see some helpful tips on the #RulesOfEngagment when it comes to #Fireworks in #SouthCarolina! Remember to have #Fun and #StaySafe! http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/PreventAccidents/FireworksSafety/
From fun games and events, to Thompson Square & Easton Corbin, to a record breaking fireworks display, you could say this year's #FreedomBash was a success! Until next time #TeamShaw.
Thanks for joining us for this year's #FreedomBash, #TeamShaw! The Shawesome event brought together our #Airmen, #Soldiers and families in celebration of all you do to make the mission happen. Please travel safely! #BestFSSintheUSAF
It's show time at #ShawAFB! Easton Corbin is on the stage celebrating our #TeamShaw #Airmen, #Soldiers and #families!
#WishYouWereHere at the #FreedomBash, #TeamShaw. Thompson Square was on stage keeping the event rocking and Easton Corbin is getting ready for the crowd. 20th Force Support Squadron
Hey #TeamShaw, Easton Corbin is about to rock the #FreedomBash! If you aren't here yet it's not too late. We still have one more performance and our record breaking fireworks display!
#TeamShaw members had the opportunity to meet Thompson Square at today's #FreedomBash! The band is about to be on stage at 7 p.m. Will you be in the crowd?
Only one more hour until Thompson Square takes to the stage #TeamShaw! Who is going to be here at the Freedom Bash with the #BestFSSInTheUSAF?
#TeamShaw, we are not going to let a little rain dampen the excitement of the #FreedomBash put on by the 20th Force Support Squadron! Preparations are continuing as scheduled and we hope to see you out by the base theater for the free Thompson Square and Easton Corbin concerts as well food and rides.
Ready to get you in one of our Vipers ✈️ https://t.co/48zMSZwIey
@amysuds @BubbaWallace @usairforce @USAFRecruiting We will share footage of the flight!
This week we honored the legacy of our POW/MIAs through a series of events. Click the link to see more:… https://t.co/iZpV7Yjm3U
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: This #POWMIARecognitionDay, a toast to honor the service & sacrifice of America's POWs, those who remain missing & the…
RT @USAF_ACC: Today is the day...Gen Mike Holmes, @ACC_Commander, is on The Reflective Belt! #CheckOut his episode now! Plus, let us know:…
@BubbaWallace have any big plans next Wednesday? Could you pencil in a ride in an @usairforce F-16? @RPMotorsportshttps://t.co/8es3z7qVuX
"What we do here isn't normal ..." - Valor 1 Check out the latest "Weasel Message:" https://t.co/wMu3AeSWza"
We hope everyone will still come out and help us show the world that even a hurricane can’t keep a Wild Weasel from… https://t.co/AnSop15NnK
... Although next Thursday wasn’t our first choice of when to celebrate the 71st Birthday of the world’s greatest A… https://t.co/Wx7as17hFP
#TeamShaw, the Air Force Ball is still happening here at Shaw! We look forward to seeing all our ticket holders nex… https://t.co/Z6rVMgTaku
RT @DeptofDefense: .@SCNationalGuard #Soldiers wade and drive through high waters to help victims evacuate in the aftermath of #HurricaneFl
Last week Tyndall posted some photos of Shaw assets while they were down there. Here’s another chance to check them… https://t.co/I8zrV37NmB
Our Airmens skills are applied throughout their lives in amazing ways. Here is Staff Sgt. Patrick Lewis, 20th Equip… https://t.co/B3Kennb7kj
RT @SecAFOfficial: The #AirForce We Need, begins with resilient and ready #Airmen. #ASC18 #CMSAF https://t.co/ogfN6Xtn2V https://t.co/kyCJ…
Help us recognize 71 years of mission success. https://t.co/OdqaK11Pi4 https://t.co/mMetHAF8yX
RT @USAF_ACC: 11 days until the @usairforce officially allows OCPs. Brush up on your dress and appearance standards before the switch. htt…
RT @usairforce: #AirNationalGuard rescue teams save 19 civilians following #HurricaneFlorence https://t.co/RIqTbFUqsQ https://t.co/ShfiAHDn…

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.