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Tropical Storm Bertha forms off the South Carolina coast

Tropical Storm Bertha has formed in the southwestern Atlantic, just off the middle South Carolina coast.

  Tattnall Co. residents worried over street flooding

  NWS upgrades tornado that tore through Hampton Co. to an EF-4

First Alert Weather Day: Tornado Warning expires in McIntosh County

  Long Co. resident frustrated with persistent flooding

  Cleanup continues in Liberty Co. after EF-1 tornado hit Monday

NWS confirms tornadoes in Liberty, Long & Bryan counties on Monday

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  Wayne County residents work to recover from EF-1 tornado

NWS confirms EF-1 tornado touched down in Screven Co.

  Cleanup efforts continue after Hampton Co. tornado

  Relief teams help with tornado damage cleanup in Odum

Red Cross, community organizations helping residents after tornado in Odum

  Victims killed in Hampton Co. tornado identified

  Liberty Co. community continues to cleanup after tornado

Many in Liberty County have a mess on their hands. They are thankful no was hurt when a tornado roared through, but they are wondering how long before their community is back to normal.

  NWS surveying Hampton Co. tornado damage

Storm damage assessments were ongoing in Hampton County Tuesday, with the National Weather Service joining that effort.

  Screven Co. residents cleaning up after Monday morning storm

In Screven County, Monday’s severe weather left homes damaged or destroyed.

  Non-profits offer assistance in Hampton County

Relief and recovery efforts are well underway in Hampton County. Several non-profits and community members came together to help the families affected by Monday’s deadly storm.

NWS confirms EF-1 tornado caused damage in Odum, Ga.

At least 20 planes destroyed at Walterboro airport after possible tornado

  SLIDESHOW: Storm damage across Southeast Ga., South Carolina Lowcountry

  Homes damaged by tornado in Odum, Ga.

  5 dead after EF-3 tornado passes through Hampton County, S.C.

  Liberty Co. man describes moments leading up to early-morning storm

Couple killed in EF-3 tornado in Orangeburg County identified

A couple died in a home on Preserver Road in Neeses, officials said.

  Screven Co. man describes terrifying moments as strong storm destroys his house

“It sounded like a train. It was pretty scary,” said Marcus Edwards describing the terrifying scene as he sat inside his Screven County home Monday morning helpless.

Check power outage maps for Ga., S.C.

When a storm threatens, keep track of power outages in your area.

  First Alert Weather Academy: Water Cycle

Rain, snow, clouds - all forms of weather. Forms of weather that impact us every day and all form through a lot of the same processes: the water cycle.

McIntosh Co. roads still impacted by high river level

Last week’s storms have moved out of Georgia, but some areas are still feeling the impact of rising river levels. The Altamaha River runs through McIntosh County, which saw road problems during the storm.

  Screven Co. roads still closed after recent rain

The rains stopped Friday, but water continues to flow in ditches around the county. Screven County’s EMA director says they’ve had 27 roads with washouts where neighboring flatland counties have standing water.

Ogeechee River flooding impacting residents

With more rain expected across the Coastal Empire later this week, residents living near and on the Ogeechee River are still dealing with the high water around them from last week’s rain.

  Dirt roads still impacted in Evans Co. following heavy rains

School children in some parts of Evans County will have to find a new place to catch the school bus.

  Heavy rain impacting Jasper Co. roads

It comes just on the heels of the recent heavy rain we’ve seen. In Jasper County, they are still seeing water after Thursday’s rain came down and caused problems on the interstate.

  Additional road closures in Montgomery Co. due to flooding

Over in Montgomery County, the heavy rain has made a mess of the roads. Since Thursday night crews have worked tirelessly to assess road conditions and close the ones that are impassable.

County school districts closed due to poor road conditions

Several county school districts have canceled classes due to road conditions after heavy amounts of rain.

  Rain leads to flooding in the Coastal Empire

As severe weather moves past our area, there are still areas throughout Bryan, Chatham, Montgomery, Wayne and other counties dealing with flood waters and road closures.

  Heavy rains causing flooding in Beaufort Co.

The Lowcountry, just like the Coastal Empire, has seen its fair share of rain over the past few days.

  Heavy rain impacting Montgomery Co. roads

Montgomery County has been hit hard for several weeks with heavy rainfall and the rivers around it rising rapidly.

  Bus drivers in Beaufort Co. using extra caution on wet roads

All this rainy weather has a direct impact on many school systems. ​And although Beaufort County did not close their schools Thursday, their bus drivers do have to change how they operate to make sure the kids stay safe.

Gov. Kemp declares state of emergency for 120 counties due to flooding

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency states Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency for 120 counties due to flooding.

  Parts of Richmond Hill seeing flooded yards from rain

All the rain Thursday has invaded some yards in Richmond Hill.

  Wayne County EMA monitoring dirt roads, Altamaha River level

EMA is monitoring around 500 miles of dirt roads.

  Fire crews respond to multiple homes struck by lightning in Effingham Co.

Fire crews responded to a Guyton home Thursday that was struck by lightning, according to the assistant chief.

Evans County EMA announces closure of all dirt roads in the county

Due to the recent heavy amount of rain in the county, the Evans County Emergency Management Agency has decided to close all dirt roads to through traffic.

Wayne Co. EMA director surveys wind damage in the county

Wayne County’s EMA Director Richard Johnson spent the day with the National Weather Service.

  Altamaha River continues to rise in Wayne County

Oglethorpe Landing is one of five public boat landings in Wayne County.

  Flooding concerns continue for residents in Richmond Hill

Flooding in Richmond Hill has forced the city to shutdown the trail at J.F. Gregory Park.

  Shearhouse Landing residents concerned by visitors trying to see flooded land

Folks who live on Shearhouse Landing say every inch or two that the river rises can be the difference between water going under a house or going in it. They say the last thing they need here are man-made waves.

  City of Savannah monitoring downtown flowers during cold snap

On display in Wright Square for Savannah's visitors and residents alike are some of the most vulnerable blooms during a frost.

  Ogeechee River causing flooding, washed out roads

The rain may have stopped but the water hasn’t.

  Rain impacting dirt roads in Bulloch Co.

In some places, rural dirt roads look like rivers as rains soak the ground around them. In Bulloch County, officials have closed several dirt roads and have urged drivers to use caution on many others.

  Screven Co. schools closed Friday because of roads washing out due to rain

In Screven County, the last week of rain leaves a dozen dirt roads washed out or impassable.

Montgomery Co. EMA gives update on local State of Emergency

The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency gave an update on the local State of Emergency Wednesday afternoon on their Facebook.

  Altamaha River levels concerning Wayne Co. community

River levels are high in Georgia.

  State of Emergency still in effect for parts of Montgomery Co.

Over the last few days, areas of Montgomery County have been flooded. Water has filled peoples’ front yards, come up to their houses and nearly washed out their cars.

  Flooding causes mandatory evacuation order in Montgomery Co.

Flood water is taking over several areas in Montgomery County and is expected to continue to do so over the next few days.

  Wayne Co. EMA monitoring Altamaha River level

River levels around Georgia are rising and will continue to rise as the state sees more rain.

  Savannah students build tidal sensors to collect data across the county

Wire by wire. Gromet by gromet. Hole by hole. Jenkins High School students are working on a project that's breaking the mold in how to gather sea level data in the future.

  Jasper County residents prepare for possibly weeks of river flooding

Flooding is possible in Jasper County for the next three weeks.

Storm Damage: Reports of damage in Appling, Bacon, Wayne counties

Appling County Emergency Management Agency confirms a tree fell and hit a car driving on Saltilla Church Road Thursday evening.

  Liberty Co. Emergency Management preparing for severe weather

Liberty County Emergency Management has been preparing for Thursday’s storm since the beginning of the week.

Bulloch Co. officials preparing for severe weather

County officials want people to be alert and prepared for whatever the storm brings.

  Beaufort Co. emergency responders prepare for severe weather

Hilton Head Emergency Services knows that people that live on the island probably know how to deal with severe weather. But they want to make sure people are still taking it seriously.

  Thunderbolt marina prepares for potential severe weather

Local marinas, like Morningstar Marina, spent their morning bringing in boats and also strapping down loose equipment along the docks.

  Chatham County students participate in statewide tornado drill

Many schools, including Chatham Academy, participated in a state-wide tornado drill.

Area emergency management agencies offering storm spotter training

Area citizens can train to become a storm spotter this month.

  ’Family Preparedness’ first day of Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Monday was the first day of Severe Weather Awareness/Preparedness Week in Georgia.

  Organizations help 64-year-old woman repair her home after Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian wasn’t as devastating as some feared it could have been in our area, but our coastal communities weren’t totally spared.

Talking Weather and Fishing with Capt. Jimmy Armel

Meteorologist Andrew Gorton is joined by Captain Jimmy Armel, of American Fishing Charters - Tybee Island.

Protecting your plants in the cold

With the temperatures taking a dip, it might have some of you double checking your plants that may have started to bloom over the past couple months.

  Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school

Cameras captured the moment the tornado ripped through North Central High School, causing major damage.

  NASA snow chasers begin mission at Hunter Army Airfield

NASA Scientists will begin their data collection mission into east coast winter storms right here in Savannah.

  Flooding recedes, Bryan Co. families hoping Hwy 144 project fixes issue

Families in South Bryan County are in the clear of flood waters after being stuck in their homes due to recent rain.

  Altamaha River residents watching riverbanks as rain causes it to rise

The rain we’ve gotten has several rivers higher than usual and some neighbors concerned. On the Altamaha River, it has people watching their river banks and upstream.

  Flood waters receding in Richmond Hill after rain

Flood water were meeting many South Bryan County residents right at their front door, cars even submerged, on Monday. However Tuesday it’s a different scene.

  Richmond Hill residents seeing heavy flooding near Hwy. 144 project

Rain and flooding in South Bryan County, is putting a damper on many residents’ Christmas spirit.

  Rain impacting dirt roads in Bulloch County

In some rural areas, all the rain creates a different set of problems, especially on dirt roads.

First Alert Weather Day: Heavy rain, risk of flooding continue

Today is a First Alert Weather Day. Flood and Flash Flood Watches remain in effect for a large portion of the WTOC Viewing Area. With temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s, areas of heavy rain will focus along the I-95 corridor and in the South Carolina Lowcountry through the morning.

Irwin Co. moving toward recovery after Tuesday tornado strikes

According to the National Weather Service confirms that a EF-2 tornado touched down inn Irwin County Tuesday night.

Tornado Watch canceled for WTOC viewing area

Update: The Tornado Watch has been canceled.

  Chatham County shifting funds due to Hurricane Dorian evacuation

Chatham County Commissioners approved a large chunk of money, about $215,000, to cover the gap in expenses from Hurricane Dorian on Friday.

As November ends, so does Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season is officially over Saturday.