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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Emergency workers are handling calls ranging from downed power lines to a tree that split a mobile home in half.
First responders have answered with hundreds of calls for downed trees, widespread power outages and flash flooding.
The brunt of the storm hit Lowndes Friday night so we rode with emergency management officials to assess the damage.
eavy rains and wind gusts as high as 53 miles per hour snapped this tree in two. It knocked down power lines off Forrest Street before settling on this home. It caused a power outage in the neighborhood.
First responders in Lowndes County say this isn't an isolated case.
"Probably in the neighborhood of 150 trees that were reported down. Many over powe lines and fortunately very little property damage was reported." said Ashley Tye, Lowndes County EMA Director.
The most significant damaged happened last night off Second Drive in Clyattville. A giant limb split from a massive oak tree and crushed this mobile hom, practically cutting it in two.
"We had this tree go down. There were occupants in the home. Thankfully no one was injured. They were very lucky. The tree actually landed on the refrigerator inside which was above where people were sitting and they were able to get out."
Just down the road in Lake Park, heavy rain flooded over a dirt road off Highway 376. Despite the signs of warning, brave drivers won't let a little flooding damper their day.
The storm is predicted to head west but emergency responders say Fay seems to be forging her own path.
"Anybody thats followed this storm has seen, it's got a mind of it's own," said Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Commissioner.
The National Weather Service says Lowndes County can expect two more inches of rain.
But Emergency officials tell us since the rain is coming in from all directions, there's no way to get an accurate reading of how much water we really get.
Eighty crews have been cleaning up in Valdosta, and 60 more in Lowndes County. They say they'll stay until Fay moves out.