2018-07-11 / Front Page

Heavy Wind and Storm Cause Damage in County


A huge tree was uprooted at the home of Alice Warren on Claude Road during the storm. Several small trees were also taken down by the storm. A huge tree was uprooted at the home of Alice Warren on Claude Road during the storm. Several small trees were also taken down by the storm. Some Miller County residents woke up on Wednesday morning, July 4, with no electricity and downed trees on their property.

A line of strong winds and heavy rain hit the county and surrounding counties that had over 1900 homes without service, according to Three Notch Electrical in mostly Miller and Early and an area of Seminole counties, according to Brooks Wade. There were mostly trees down that toppled power poles. Storms were reported Tuesday, July 3, in Springfield, Mayhaw, Cooktown areas and back toward Damascus.

There was lightning damage all over the area that damaged air conditioners, computer systems and other electrical appliances as the lightning came through the area.

The extent of damage to crops and irrigation system has not been determined at this time due to the rain, wind and lightning. Some vehicles and structures were damaged by falling trees in Decatur County. Ponds filled low areas in fields and if the rains continue could damage peanuts in low areas.

U.S. Highway 27 in Colquitt was reported to Georgia Highway Department that water was over the five-lane highway and warnings should be placed of water dangers due to rains.

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