If February’s historic ice storm had happened under anyone else’s watch, it probably would have been considered that person’s defining moment, but Columbia County’s Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker is about as defined a person as you can find. Her constant updates and lightning quick reactions to just about any situation – and her […]
March 6, 2014 Columbia and Richmond Counties will be reimbursed 75% of eligible expenditures and damage costs related to the recent “End Of Days” Ice Storm and Earthquake. The Guv stated “The winter weather that overtook our state in mid-February caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage in many parts of our state, blah blah […]
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 […]
Ice-quake-alypse 2014 was enjoyed by a full house at the Fisher home. And by “full house” I mean Michelle, Stephanie, DJ, Danny, Joey and Uncle Jesse ain’t got squat on us. And by “enjoyed” I mean “not enjoyed by anyone. At all.” It was a trying week [...]
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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 [...]
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 […]