Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
September 27, 2004
Americus - About four inches of rain fell in Americus Monday. The rain and winds downed dozens of trees and knocked out power to hundreds of people in Sumter County.
Rain started pouring down in Sumter County long before day break. "Of course we were asleep," said Meda Krenson. Krenson got a scary wake-up call around 4:00AM. "We then heard this big crash that shook the house." She looked outside her South Lee Street home and saw what has become a common site this month. A 100 year-old oak tree uprooted and thrown into her front porch by the strong winds.
"It knocked a column off its base and broke the beam that's holding up the porch," said Krenson. The tree was literally standing in the way of Eddie Krenson and Joseph Cornwell's plan for their third storm related day off of school this year. "We would normally play with our friends outside but as you can see, we can't even get out of the yard," said Cornwell.
A huge branch fell onto power lines at the intersection of Highway 30 and 153 in western Sumter County, knocking out power to a few nearby homes.
"We've had trees down about every 15 minutes," said Sumter County Sheriff Bob Ingle.
Crews worked to repair more downed lines on Patton Drive, a neighborhood covered with downed limbs and debris. "I think it comes from the ground being so saturated from the three previous hurricanes, and now this one on top of it," Sheriff Ingle said.
Many homeowners on South Lee Street have piles of tree limbs in front of their homes left over from Hurricane Ivan. Now, those piles are backing up water into the streets. However despite several inches of rain in just a few hours, there was no major street or creek flooding in Americus. That's good news for a town that knows the potential wrath of tropical storms.