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Storms sweep through Richmond County, clean-up continues

Richmond County clean-up

Posted: 06/16/2011 - Snapped trees, gnarled power lines, and lots of workers are dotting neighborhoods all over Richmond County tonight. The storm that swept through the CSRA Wednesday evening left frustrating path through Augusta.

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Crews clean up after trees crash-land into two Martinez homes

Augusta storm damage

Updated: 06/16/2011 - With winds hitting 60 miles per hour, uprooted trees have been the biggest problem in most counties. Two homeowners in Martinez had quite an interesting night, when two trees came crashing through their homes.

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Trees down? Here's what insurance will cover

Portion of a tree down on Milledge Road

Updated: 06/16/2011 - When bad weather hits, those big branches and huge tree trunks can drop like bombs on houses, cars, storage sheds and outdoor living areas.

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Severe weather pounds CSRA

Updated: 06/16/2011 - Thousands of people in the area are in the dark after severe thunderstorms pound the area, knocking out power on both sides of the river. There have been reports of heavy rain, hail, lightning, and wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour.

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Dry conditions contribute to busy fire season


Updated: 06/12/2011 - The Georgia Forestry Commission says 8,500 wildfires have burned more than 93,000 acres, or about 145 square miles, statewide in the past year. And while the wildfire season typically starts to subside after May, new fires are still igniting.

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Trees down after powerful storms

fallen tree

Updated: 06/10/2011 - Thursday night's storms packed a powerful punch, producing hail in some areas and knocking down trees. Lightning lit up the sky across the CSRA for several hours as well. Strong winds were also a problem

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Hot weather spreading drought across South Carolina


Posted: 06/05/2011 - The South Carolina Drought Response Committee declared nine mostly coastal counties in an incipient drought last week, meaning the entire state is now in the first stage of the state's four stages of drought conditions.

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NWS: Joplin, Mo., tornado was highest-rated EF5

Updated: 05/24/2011 - The twister that struck Sunday was the deadliest single tornado to touchdown since the National Weather Service began keeping official records in 1950. It's the 8th-deadliest single twister in U.S. history.

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Tornado kills 2 in suburban Oklahoma City


Posted: 05/24/2011 - Jerry Smith, the Emergency Management director for Canadian County, said he had no other details about the deaths Tuesday afternoon.

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Preparing for hurricane season


Posted: 05/18/2011 - Prepare for severe weather before it strikes. Emergency coordinators have some advice for you and precautions you can take in the home.

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Local rescue crews recount disaster in north Georgia

man with fire truck

Posted: 05/05/2011 - Thirty seven members of Task Force 3 loaded up their trucks and headed to Rabun, Georgia early Sunday morning. They were there with heavy equipment and returned with a heavy heart.

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Southern schools pledge support for U of A


Posted: 04/30/2011 - U of A student government Chief of Staff Nicole Bohannon says six schools have reached out to volunteer as of Saturday. They are: Auburn, Louisiana State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Penn State and South Carolina.

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Georgia counties get federal disaster declaration

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

Updated: 04/30/2011 - Nathan Deal says Georgia's congressional delegation jumped into gear to seek federal aid. He said the efforts paid off with Saturday's announcement that the funds had been approved.

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