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Hermine less severe than expected, Dougherty Co. responds well

Officials said that the county handled what damage Dougherty County did get as Hermine made landfall. (Source: WALB) Officials said that the county handled what damage Dougherty County did get as Hermine made landfall. (Source: WALB)
Trees fell on three houses. (Source: WALB) Trees fell on three houses. (Source: WALB)
EMA Chief Ron Rowe (Source: WALB) EMA Chief Ron Rowe (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Emergency Management officials said that the county sustained only minor damage from Hurricane Hermine.

Trees fell on three houses.

Two of them punctured the roofs, including one in the 1100 block of South Davis.

About 200 people lost electricity Friday morning.

EMA Chief Ron Rowe said that the county responded well to the storm.

"Anytime we are able to put into action our planning portion of our emergency operations plan, then it will help us on the next event, and so on. Because each and every event, every time you put it into action you get better at what you are doing," said Rowe.

Chief Rowe said the damage estimate for the trees down totaled about $1,200.

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