A Message from Mayor McElveen on Hurricane Matthew


Posted by Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:01:00 AM Categories: hurricane public safety

As we prepare for the impending threat from Hurricane Matthew, Governor Haley has issued executive orders closing schools and government agencies around the state and is evacuating coastal areas inland.


We cannot know whether or not we will be impacted by this storm; but we can assure you that the City of Sumter is ready. The safety and quality of life of our residents are our top priorities.


Sumter residents need to prepare for high winds, heavy rains, power outages, heavy traffic volumes from coastal evacuees and other inconveniences that may result from the storm. We ask that everyone use good judgment during and in the aftermath of the storm and travel only as deemed safe by authorities. 


As conditions change, we will keep you updated. For announcements, please follow the City of Sumter's Facebook page or visit the City's website at www.sumtersc.gov . You can also read hurricane preparedness tips online at www.ready.gov/hurricanes. Use this information as a tool to prepare your family.


Please know that the City is working hard to keep you informed and safe. If you encounter any hazards or know of someone who may need assistance, please call 9-1-1 immediately.


Mayor Joe McElveen