2017 Archives

August 13--  Schools in the area which were closed Wednesday are reopening Thursday including schools in Toombs, Montgomery and Treutlen counties.

 Emergency management officials in area counties are reporting early damage assessments in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

In Toombs County, EMA Director Lynn Moore reports, "We had at least three metal buildings that blew away, we lost a barn and a silo in the south part of the county, we had two houses with trees that went through the top of them, we had probably 200 to 250 trees that blew down and we had about five roads that the water washed out."

In Treutlen County, EMA Director Sid Love says, "At this time we know of two houses totally destroyed by trees and we've had several out buildings that were damaged.  Our biggest damage was the trees themselves and we've had power lines down throughout the county with both Georgia Power and the EMC still working to get power back up to our residents."

Montgomery County EMA Director Donnie Daniels reports, "We had 105 trees crossing roads that had to be removed, we had six houses damaged from minor to total and we had some erosion on roads and replaced one culvert.

"We had a power line come down across several vehicles and we got some people there real quick to make sure they didn't get out of their vehicles and there we no injuries."

Moore reports one man suffered a broken leg this morning when he went out on his porch and a tree limb leaning on the house fell on his leg.

Moore also advises citizens with property damage to make photos of the damages for use later when federal disaster claims are filed.



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