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Consumers asked to prepare for winter energy costs

Winter weather

Posted: 10/23/2013 - The Georgia Public Service commission is reminding consumers to prepare for winter weather by weatherizing their households, enrolling in budget billing programs and conserving energy if possible.

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Some areas reopened after flooding

Jessye Norman Amphitheater in Augusta (Photo credit: Jesse Lamb)

Updated: 07/24/2013 - Some areas in Richmond County, including boat ramps and walking paths, have reopened after flooding earlier this month.

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Neighbors are worried more rain could cause serious damage

Updated: 07/19/2013 - All the recent rain and the threat of more has folks in one neighborhood worried. They say a clogged drain is causing flooding in multiple yards, and saturating the ground enough to topple trees.

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Sink in the Savannah River or swim in the Augusta Canal

Posted: 07/18/2013 - An incident on the Savannah River had a different ending. Four kids had to be rescued from the river after trying to float down on an inflatable raft. The Savannah Riverkeeper says the message can not get much clearer: The river is not safe. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, just because the river is off limits, it doesn't mean you have to stay out of the water completely.

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Aiken outdoor trail reopens despite rain

Posted: 07/15/2013 - All the weather is taking a toll on streets and landmarks across the area, but one group refused to let the rain stop their outdoor project.

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Rains cause another sinkhole to open up in Hephzibah

Updated: 07/12/2013 - Waters always flowed underneath the road from the pond on the other side, but as the rains came down, the water level went up, washing out more than the road could handle.

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Flooding threatens more homes along Savannah River

Updated: 07/11/2013 - More rain means more flooding, and homeowners on the Savannah are getting the worst of it. Their yards are destroyed and their homes are in danger all because of more water.

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City officials blame God for car damage

Updated: 07/11/2013 - A local Army veteran is upset with the City of Augusta. Tree branches on city property fell on her car while she was driving. The city's not paying up and blaming God as the reason why.

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High waters bring flooding, snakes

Jessye Norman Amphitheater in Augusta (Photo credit: Jesse Lamb)

Updated: 07/12/2013 - All this extra water is causing more debris to float downstream, and it's even loosening the docks on the river. It's also bringing wildlife further from the river.

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Savannah River keeps rising, floods home

Posted: 07/11/2013 - On Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers upped the amount of water they are releasing for the third time this week, sending river levels up around 2 feet. For now, one family has put their furniture up on cinder blocks and are just crossing their fingers it doesn't get higher.

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Flooding reported in Columbia Co.

Flooding in Jones Creek (Courtesy of Pam Tucker)

Updated: 07/10/2013 - Reports are coming in of flooding in Columbia County this afternoon as storms sweep through the area.

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Savannah River water levels at record high

Updated: 07/05/2013 - Water levels are rising on the Savannah River, which is causing big concerns among those trying to enjoy the river for the holiday weekend.

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Rain doesn't stop Fort Gordon fireworks

Posted: 07/05/2013 - The Fort Gordon annual Independence Day event kicked off a couple hours late as event coordinators watched the forecast and looked out for dangerous weather.

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8 hurt; 10 homes destroyed in Florence tornado

Tornado

Posted: 07/03/2013 - The National Weather Service has determined a tornado destroyed at least nine homes and damaged eight others at a mobile home park in Florence County.

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Heavy rains causing problems for farmers

Updated: 07/03/2013 - Rain or shine, Matt Dematteo brings his vegetables to the farmers market, but lately, there's been a lot more rain than shine.

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