Hurricane Idalia 2023 Updates

Wednesday, August 30 | 2:15PM

Statement on Hurricane Idalia from Mayor David Merchant:

City crews have been working for days in preparation for a possible weather event. We have been working with our partners at SCDOT to clean the area’s storm drains, as well as checking the levels in our waterways in preparation for the rainfall from the storm. Mayor Merchant is urging all citizens to please stay home in a safe place and off the roadways during the storm. We want to keep all of our citizens safe, including our public safety team. Although there are still uncertainties associated with this storm, our team is poised and ready to do what needs to be done to restore normal operations. Stay safe, Sumter.

Mayor David P. Merchant
City of Sumter

Tuesday, August 29 | 4:45PM

Parks will also be closing at 3:30PM on Wednesday, August 30. Once the storm has passed, our crews will assess any damages and reopen parks as soon as it's safe to do so.

Tuesday, August 29 | 4PM

Out of an abundance of caution with the impending weather, the City of Sumter offices are closing early on Wednesday, August 30 at 3:30 PM.
On Thursday, August 31, city offices will reopen at 10 AM with sanitation services starting at 9AM.
Please follow the City's social media accounts as well as official news outlets for the latest information regarding Hurricane Idalia.