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Rain continues to pound Augusta area

Monday, July 8, 2013 7:05 PM
Last updated Tuesday, July 9, 2013 10:54 AM
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A portion of East Boundary near Laney-Walker Boulevard was shut down Monday afternoon because of flooding, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said. According to a National Weather Service news release, an apartment complex in that area experienced flooding.

Columbia County dispatch and the North Augusta Department of Public Safety said there were no weather-related issues reported Monday.

Jim Kilmer, of the weather service, said Augusta Regional Airport received 1.53 inches of rain Monday. About 1.4 inches fell in 45 minutes.

Expect more rain for the remainder of the week, Kilmer said. There is a 30 percent chance of rain for today and Wednesday. The threat continues Thursday, where there is a 60 percent chance in the daytime and a 50 percent chance at night. Friday has a 70 percent chance of rain, and Saturday is predicted to have a 60 percent chance.

As of Monday, the Augusta area had received more than three inches of rain in July. Augusta’s wettest July was in 1906, when 14 inches fell at Bush Field, Kilmer said.

Augusta is coming off of its wettest June in history. The city measured 10.83 inches of rainfall, beating the 2004 record by nearly a quarter-inch.

 
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soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/08/13 - 08:15 pm
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God causes the rain to fall on the just & unjust. Rain in ARC?
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God causes the rain to fall on the just and unjust. Rain in ARC? LOL

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/08/13 - 08:16 pm
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ARC swamps flood. Read all about it!!! Read all about it !!!
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ARC swamps flood. Read all about it!!! Read all about it !!!

TCB22
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TCB22 07/08/13 - 08:59 pm
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1950 Total

We have already broken the July 1950 record of 2.16" if that number is correct in the article.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/08/13 - 09:12 pm
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Obvious answer

It's all George W. Bush's fault.
Wait, I think we've run out the clock on that one....
Hmmmm.....

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/09/13 - 11:48 am
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Interns

When you've got interns posting these stories with little or no editorial oversight, then you cannot put any trust in the content. The sidebar [Sean calls it a "breakout box" below] is too weird to be believed.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/08/13 - 11:28 pm
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Of course . . .

. . . in the end it all averages out.

Darby
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Darby 07/09/13 - 12:57 am
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I'm selling a limited number of tickets for passage

on the ark I'm building in my backyard. Trouble is, my lumber keeps floating away.

All those trips back to Lowe's are getting expensive.

I may have to raise the cost per ticket if this keeps up.

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deestafford 07/09/13 - 08:33 am
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GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 07/09/13 - 09:29 am
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That was a mistake

they meant a field in Mr. Bush's backyard

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 07/09/13 - 10:58 am
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@ deestafford 8:33

There is obviously something wrong with the information in that breakout box. I can't get in touch with the reporter right now, so I will remove the information until I can figure out what is correct. I talked to Bill Kirby and as far as we can tell the 1906 numbers came from the old Post Office. I'll put the information back up as soon as possible.

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rmwhitley 07/09/13 - 07:37 pm
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I agree.
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It's George W. Bush's fault. demoncrats only bring an abundance of criminal activity.

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