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.
Map of Shaw AFB areas prone to flooding:
Local Flood Conditions
Refer to National Weather Service River Forecast Center for current information on river conditions and possible areas of flooding
Airman & Family Readiness Center
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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.
Straight Talk Line:
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
National Hurricane Center
City of Sumter Website