Some parts of region got more rain last night than all of July

Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 10:44 AM
Last updated 10:51 AM
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Portions of Columbia County were soaked with more rainfall last night than the entire month of July after a storm system stalled over the region and caused isolated flooding.

A Georgia Power crew repairs power lines on the Augusta Preparatory Day School property after trees fell on the lines during last night's storm.  Jim Blaylock/Staff
Jim Blaylock/Staff
A Georgia Power crew repairs power lines on the Augusta Preparatory Day School property after trees fell on the lines during last night's storm.

By 7 a.m. today, a total of 3.6 inches of precipitation had been recorded, with the heaviest rains falling after midnight, said Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker. By comparison, the National Weather Service recorded just 3.29 inches for the previous month.

Flooding was reported by 1 a.m. today in several areas, including Kings Bridge Road, where water backed up into homes; and on Wendell Way, where a rainswollen creek flowed into the roadway. A woman was briefly trapped in her flooded car near Arrowwood Trailer Park on Wrightsboro Road.

The storms also downed trees and caused minor and scattered damage to power lines.

Work crews from the county’s Roads and Bridges Department cleaned up about six downed trees this morning at various locations throughout the county, including one on Morehead Drive in Martinez, said Manager Tim Holloway. The rights of way were clear by 8:30 a.m., he said.

Thurmond Lake rose only a few hundredths of an inch, reporting a pool level today of 325 feet above sea level. Full pool is 330 feet above sea level.

Today’s National Weather Service forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of showers with cloudy skies and a high near 87 degrees. Tonight’s lows will be around 68 degrees, with a 30 percent chance of rain. Friday’s forecast includes a 40 percent change of additional showers.

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zcock 08/13/09 - 10:52 am
Imagine that... Pam Tucker

Imagine that... Pam Tucker had something to say.

diverkd 08/13/09 - 10:57 am
I, for one, am glad to hear

I, for one, am glad to hear from Emergency Management officials on a regular basis. That way, I know that they are paying attention to what is going on.

bulldude 08/13/09 - 12:05 pm
zcock, People like you need

zcock, People like you need to go away. move to an island somewhere and whine and complain all of your life. if you are man enough then email me at and we can meet up and box it out. If you win then you can whine until dooms day. If i win then you need to shut up and not complain on here again.

strugglingcollegestudent 08/13/09 - 03:13 pm
bulldude... chill bro! ain't

bulldude... chill bro! ain't no need to get hostile on the AC message board! haha

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