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Corps reduces water flow from Savannah River lake

Posted: 11/25/2008 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it is reducing water flow through three Savannah River lakes on the South Carolina-Georgia state line that are at record lows because of a drought.

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Record low temps expected in the CSRA

Posted: 11/19/2008 - 23 degrees was the expected temperature for Tuesday night, but Mrs. Ruth Wheeler was still outside. The chilly temperatures have not stopped her from getting her work done.

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Lake level to get boost

Posted: 11/14/2008 - The federal government has agreed to hold more water in Lake Lanier this winter. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision Friday means that Atlanta's main water supply could get a one-foot boost.

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Flooding traps Hyde Park family in home

Updated: 11/14/2008 - The flooding from Friday's rain left a family in Hyde Park stuck in their home, with water surrounding the entire house.

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Drought tightens grip on north Ga.

Posted: 11/13/2008 - Georgia's drought grew worse over the past week as "exceptional" dry conditions spread through the northeast corner of the state.

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Study emphasizes expanding existing reservoirs

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A study ordered in the wake of the epic drought gripping Georgia concluded that authorities should first devote resources toward expanding existing reservoirs before building new ones.

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Gusting wind downs trees, power lines

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Downed trees, power outages and debris in the streets are the aftermath of the strong wind and heavy rain that rolled through the Augusta area Friday afternoon.

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3 east Ga. counties eligible for hailstorm aid

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Small businesses and non-profit organizations in Burke, Columbia and Richmond counties in east Georgia are eligible for Small Business Administration loans as a result of hailstorms May 11-20.

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SC businesses can apply for disaster loans

Posted: 09/12/2008 - The U.S. Small Business Administration says small businesses and non-profits in 13 counties can apply for loans to cover damages due to hail storms earlier this year.

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Few go to SC shelters before Hanna

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Fewer than 100 people were in shelters in Charleston and Horry counties as Tropical Storm Hanna spins toward the coast.

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Augusta prepares for evacuees

Updated: 09/03/2008 - As the coast prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna, Augusta is the primary evacuation city for South Carolina. That could mean lots of guests, and the Red Cross is getting ready for them.

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Aiken County Red Cross prepares for Hanna

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Hanna is heading to the Georgia-South Carolina line. She won't be here until Friday or Saturday, but emergency services and Red Cross organization in our area are getting ready for her arrival.

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FEMA's post-storm locater system

Updated: 09/03/2008 - A new Federal Emergency Management Agency locater system has been set up to help people displaced by Hurricane Gustav get in touch with family members.

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Hurricane Katrina survivor warns those trying to ride out Gustav

Updated: 09/03/2008 - An evacuee from Louisiana during hurricane Katrina is glad to be out of the city in times like these. She came from Louisiana without a place to stay but now she has a home of her own and a warning for those trying to ride out Gustav.

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Hanna upgraded to hurricane

Updated: 09/03/2008 - The National Hurricane Center has upgraded Hanna to a hurricane as it brings waves, rain and blustery winds to the Turks and Caicos.

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