Due to flooding and heavy rainfall, USC classes for Monday, Oct. 5 have been canceled. Students and faculty are advised to stay at home until further notice.
USC is a state agency, so further decisions on cancellation will come from Richland County Government.
Both Governor Nikki Haley and President Barack Obama have declared a state of emergency in South Carolina.
A city-wide boil water advisory has been issued for Columbia, according to WLTX. It recommends boiling tap water one full minute before use.
The Student Health Center will open at 2 p.m. for urgent care.
All Gamecock athletics events have been canceled for the day.
The Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center is closed.
Russell House, Gibbs Court, Bates dining and Honeycomb Cafe are serving food on campus. Russell House will close 7 p.m. Sunday, and will open Monday at 7 a.m.
The State reports that the Gervais Street bridge has been closed due to rising waters.
A citywide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. has been issued, according to WIS.
The last time classes were canceled due to weather was Jan. 29, 2014, when snow lead to frozen roads.