Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Local disaster workers are in the Midwest responding to the suburbs of Oklahoma City devastated by recent tornadoes.
Anna Kate Twitty with the American Red Cross' Palmetto SC Region left Saturday morning for the Heartland and is one of 10 other disaster workers from Columbia who is now deployed to Oklahoma.
News 10 spoke with Twitty via Skype who says there are currently 1,100 Red Cross disaster workers on site. She adds four Red Cross shelters are still open for those affected by the tornadoes in parts of Shawnee, Moore, and El Reno.
Since tornados first hit the Shawnee area on May 19th, Twitty says hundreds of people have accounted for more than 4,000 overnight stays in shelters. She says they've served more than 200,000 meals and Red Cross workers are doing everything from serving those meals to one-on-one client case work.
"I think one of the best things about the Red Cross are our mental health workers who are out in the field," said Twitty. "They're trained in how to give counseling and one-on-one support. That's what people need right now. They need to know everything's going to be okay… that the Red Cross is there and that their community has their back."
Twitty says the shelters will remain open until everyone has a place to go. "We're going to make sure every last person has a home," said Twitty. She adds almost all area hotels are sold out because that's where a good majority of the people who have lost their homes have found refuge.
She says to ensure those affected get all available hotel rooms, Red Cross workers have moved into dorms at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
Twitty says she'll be in Oklahoma at least another week, but she expects Red Cross volunteers to be on the ground there for weeks and months to come.
If you still want to help, you can donate by calling 800 RED-CROSS, visiting their website www.redcross.org or making a one-time $10 donation by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
Twitty says the Red Cross is also currently responding to parts of Missouri, flooding in Tennessee and the wildfires in California.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>