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Rains could cause more flooding

Posted: July 1, 2013 - 12:41pm  |  Updated: July 1, 2013 - 12:48pm
A resident of Windmill Plantation measure more than 6 inches of rain after a thunderstorm late Sunday.   SPECIAL
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A resident of Windmill Plantation measure more than 6 inches of rain after a thunderstorm late Sunday.

 

More rain could cause more flooding in an already soggy Columbia County.

A flood watch is in effect until 8 p.m. for Columbia, Richmond, Burke, McDuffie and Lincoln counties, according to Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division Director Pam Tucker. Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rains are possible through the evening.

Sunday rains produced 1.5 inches to 4 inches of rain in most areas of the Columbia County. Residents of Windmill Plantation on Washington Road at William Few Parkway in Evans reported 6.4 inches of rain Sunday evening, according to Tucker.

The flooding produced by the heavy rains didn’t damage homes or close roads. Tucker said low-lying areas flooded including ditches in the area flooded because storm drains couldn’t handle the drainage quick enough. Any area receiving torrential downpours today could also see water back-up as it flows toward storm drains, Tucker said.

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