SUMTER, SC (October 5, 2016) - In accordance with the Governor’s executive orders, the City of Sumter will be closing all non-essential offices today, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 3 pm and remain closed through Friday, October 7.
Due to expected high winds and heavy rain, and for safety reasons, this closure will also affect access to area parks and gardens over the next few days.
Police, Fire and Public Services offices will not be affected by the closure. “These departments are essential to keeping our City clean and safe,” said Mayor Joe McElveen. “They continuously monitor and respond to our residents’ needs as necessary.”
The City also plans to continue trash and recycling services throughout the week.
At this time no local shelters are open in Sumter, but according to Mayor McElveen, their emergency management office does have plans ready to open shelters as needed. “We want to urge all residents to take precautions to protect life and property and to monitor local media outlets throughout the week as numerous watches and warnings will likely be issued,” said McElveen.
Tips on how to prepare for a hurricane can be found on www.ready.gov/hurricanes.
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Also read: http://www.sumtersc.gov/a-message-from-mayor-mcelveen-on-hurricane-matthew