Trees, power lines down in Effingham Co. from storm

Storm damage in Effingham County
Storm damage in Effingham County

EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has received reports of trees and power lines down in the areas of McCall Road and Little McCall Road as well as Courthouse Road.

Significant storm damage has been reported on Shirley Drive as well. The sheriff's office is asking people to avoid those areas.

Deputies, fire crews and Georgia Power have spent much of the day clearing the roadways and assessing the damage, according to the sheriff's office.

Sonya Lumpkin says the weather caused a tree to fall on her front porch destroying it on Shirley Drive in Guyton.

"I heard a loud boom while I was watching a move. The door flew open. There's a lot of debris inside my home. It's awful," says Lumpkin.

There are still some intersections underwater in the Ardsley Park area. Roads are slick. Chatham County Emergency Management said they have no reports of any serious damage from the storms.

So far, there is no major damage in McIntosh County, according to the sheriff's office and fire department.

The rains will continue through the evening with 3 to 4 inches of total rain possible before ending early Sunday, according to Senior Meteorologist Pat Prokop.

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