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The Aftermath

The Aftermath

We’ve all seen the damage suffered in last week’s ice storm, but Bo Knox, with Georgia Subcontracting Professionals (GSP), talks about some of the headaches that might not be as apparent to homeowners as downed tree limbs.   Metro Spirit: What are you seeing the most of? Bo Knox: Just roof damage. I mean, I […]

State of Emergency Extended

State of Emergency Extended

  THE STATE OF GEORGIA EXECUTIVE  ORDER The severe winter storm that began to impact the state on February 10 and prompted the declaration of a State of Emergency in 91 counties throughout Georgia continues to affect several counties which received substantial damage due to the snow and ice; and due to the severity of […]

Careful Who You Hire

Careful Who You Hire

The sound of cracking limbs is a noise that Ronnie Pinion won’t soon forget. Pinion, like many residents in the CSRA, anxiously listened last Wednesday night as huge pine trees began tumbling over and crashing to the ground all around his home in the Montclair subdivision. “l was lying in bed in the pitch dark […]

The Ice Storm Cometh

The Ice Storm Cometh

Until a few days ago I was a natural disaster virgin. I’ve never clung to a palm tree in a hurricane or had a tornado lift up my house. Neither locusts nor frogs have darkened the skies above me, and the only flood I’ve experienced is when my son flushed a shoe down the toilet […]

Columbia County Damage Assessments Set for Tuesday

Columbia County Damage Assessments Set for Tuesday

Press Release Representatives from Columbia County departments and the cities of Harlem and Grovetown will team up with GEMA, FEMA, and Small Business Administration (SBA) representatives at the Columbia County EOC on Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. to conduct separate damage assessments for Individual and Public Damage Assistance. The threshold that we have to meet […]

Columbia County Update Pam Tucker

As of 8:00 am, Georgia Power has 48,000 customers without electric service. Resources are allocated in all areas of the CSRA and teams are working on all circuits. They are confident that 95% of their customers will be restored by midnight tonight, but will be in the field until all the customers are restored.

From the USGS

Tectonic Summary Earthquakes in the Inland Carolinas Region Since at least 1776, people living inland in North and South Carolina, and in adjacent parts of Georgia and Tennessee, have felt small earthquakes and suffered damage from infrequent larger ones. The largest earthquake in the area (magnitude 5.1) occurred in 1916. Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the […]

Note From Commissioner Mary Fair Davis

Note From Commissioner Mary Fair Davis

Winter Storm Pax left in its wake debris and destruction. The City of Augusta responded the best it could but there are still thousands without power in District 3 and beyond. Georgia Power has committed significant resources to the area and is working around the clock to restore power to our community. With over 100 […]

Columbia County To Provide Tree/Limb Debris Removal

Columbia County To Provide Tree/Limb Debris Removal

From Columbia County: Columbia County citizens are requested to go ahead and move all of the clean and wood debris (trees/limbs) from their private property to the right of way. Please make sure you have it at least 8 to 10 feet from the curb so it is easily accessible for pickup. This needs to […]