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Bulloch County braces for tropical storm

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Public Safety Director Ted Wynn says his department is tracking the storm with its own radar but he says it doesn't look like the storm will bring too much damage to this area. Public Safety Director Ted Wynn says his department is tracking the storm with its own radar but he says it doesn't look like the storm will bring too much damage to this area.
BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) -

People in Bulloch County are bracing for whatever Tropical Storm Karen may bring. More rain and potential flooding comes after Public Works crews just finished repairing all the roadways that were damaged from nearly 30 inches of rain back in June and July.

Public Safety Director Ted Wynn says his department is tracking the storm with its own radar but he says it doesn't look like the storm will bring too much damage to this area.

The Public Works division called Wynn Friday afternoon saying they are prepared to hit the streets to clean up debris or repair washed out roads.

"We have a lot of dirt roads and these dirt roads that are easily cut by a lot of flowing water and we could see some of that Monday, Tuesday and even into Wednesday but our Public Works crews get on it pretty quickly," said Wynn

A lot of rain could also negatively impact local farms which are right in the middle of harvest season.  

Lloyd Strickland, owner of Strickland Farms, says he's not too worried despite it being harvest time. He spent most of his day harvesting his peanut crop and says if he thought this storm was going to be detrimental, he would have done it earlier in the week.

He says it's another story for cotton farmers, especially those in the western part of Georgia, which could see more rain and wind.

"Rain combined with wind causes the cotton to get heavy," said Strickland. "The added weight of the water with the wind can shake it off and fall on the ground and once it's on the ground, you can't get it."

He says the heavy rain on cotton during harvest season will cause it to turn grey and that will drive the price down because the price is based on how white the cotton is.  

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