Parts of Liberty County and most of Long County received at least 4 and as much as 7 inches of rain Wednesday evening, according to a precipitation report posted on accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service’s office in Charleston, South Carolina, tweeted “KCLX radar estimating between 4-7 inches of rain in Long County, GA. Highest between Donald and Gum Branch.” The tweet posted at 10:26 p.m. Wednesday.
The center of Hinesville received 1.04 inches of rain, according to data posted on the National Weather Service’s 24-hour precipitation report posted.
Sheri Reddicks, administrative assistant in Liberty County’s Office of Emergency Management, said there was one report of a downed tree that blocked a section of Olive Street. In that same area, a light pole was cracked, but no power outage was reported from that damage. Areas of minor flooding were temporary, as rainwater quickly receded.
Flooded roads during the downpour Wednesday evening caused some Hinesville motorists to alter their routes and take other precautions.
No other damage or outages were reported, Reddicks said.
Although it doesn’t appear to be associated with the Wednesday-night storm, residents in the northwestern section of Long County were temporarily without power Thursday morning after an electric substation blew a main fuse. Canoochee EMC work crews made quick repairs and the company reported all power was restored within the hour.
The affected power substation is off Marcus Nobles Road.