October 6, 2005
Tropical Storm Tammy has died out, but not before she dumped heavy showers of rain onto the CSRA Thursday. And while there wasn’t any flooding, city officials worry that another system will drop more rain.
Emergency Management directors are keeping an eye on the weather while deputies tended to traffic accidents and city crews dealt with fallen trees.
The newly restored windows at Sacred Heart escaped being damaged from a fallen tree, thanks to the outside plate glass that provides protection. And while the driver of this Mazda Tribute escaped with no injuries, the car was heavily damaged.
Richmond County Public Services Supervisor Jack Key says his crews have been busy with the cleanup.
“Once the limbs get wet and everything else the moisture can pull them down again,” Key said.
Deputies had to block parts of 13th Street while crews cleared the debris. Corporal Bert Gates says if the heavy rain continues, there will be more of doing this.
“If we continue, scenes just like this large limb come down in the roadway, they will come across power lines,” Gates said.
Columbia County Emergency Director Pam Tucker says so far there isn’t any flooding in her area. However, she’s watching another system that could follow the path of Tropical Storm Tammy. That could mean more rain for our area.
“We are going to be watching and paying attention to our roadways when we know we’ve had some issues in the past that are low spots,” Tucker said.
And while this is considered beneficial rain and water that areas need, too much can be a bad thing.
“We will be able to handle the rainfall if we get just the slow rain over a long period of time, if we just don’t get it all at once,” Tucker said.