Sumter Today: Here’s what you need to know today in Sumter and the surrounding area.


With heavy rain expected to return Thursday evening, Sumter appeared to have escaped Sally’s remnants through the first part of the day without major injuries. An onslaught of rain for most of the workday and four tornado warnings in the city between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. turned into flash flooding that receded in the afternoon during a break in the downpour, but as the evening approached and rain picked up on and off again, emergency crews were still responding to houses taking in some water.