Isaias was upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane late Thursday night. Some weakening has taken place so far today and the system is now producing sustained winds of 75 MPH just north and east of its center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.