The Edgefield County Emergency Management Agency Director said several homes had major damage while others sustained minor damage. Seven people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries and there was one medical emergency.
Agriculture is huge in the state of Georgia, especially this time of year. Hurricane Michael damaged and even ruined many crops across the state but local farmers in southeast Georgia were quick to take precautions to minimize crop loss.
As Hurricane Florence crept toward the North Carolina coast two weeks ago, internet users were glued to the Frying Pan Tower ocean cam watching the storm pummel an American flag with intense winds and rain.
In the CSRA, the impact from Florence is no longer a threat, but local agencies are sending help to the Carolina's. The Red Cross of Augusta tells us more than 30 response vehicles are going to the coast to assist.
Florence, now downgraded to a tropical storm, claimed fives lives in North Carolina as it pounds the region with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, dangerous surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes.
As Hurricane Florence tears through the Carolinas, many evacuees who are calling Augusta home for the next few days are able to do so with their entire families. Yes, that includes their furry friends.
According to a press release, the offer is available from Sept. 14 through Sept. 17 for postpaid and prepaid customers who reside in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia, and are in the direct path of the storm.
Shelters/ Temporary Housing for People and Pets: Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds 301 Hale Street, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 821-1155 Georgia State Parks are also open to all evacuees at no cost and no pet fees. They are waiving the parking fee for evacuees. #HurricaneFlorence https://twitter.com/Petplan/status/1039544040235192322 Team Stinky Kiss Rescue Pairs community members with both people and animals so that ...
President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3,000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.
The emergency declaration Georgia Governor Nathan Deal ordered mainly focuses on the expected interruption in supplies and gasoline. Here locally, the Red Cross is preparing too by gathering needed supplies.
Dozens of tractor trailers are lined up on the Columbia County Fairgrounds, preparing to head toward the coast to help with hurricane relief efforts. The trucks are being staged by Storm Services, a company that specialized in the design, setup, and management of storm relief base camps.