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Darien damage

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Residents of Liberty and Long counties breathed a sigh of relief Sunday, as the area was spared the wrath of Mother Nature's fury over the weekend.
While several strong storm systems produced significant rain in parts of the southern portion of Liberty County some areas received light or no rainfall.
According to Liberty Hinesville Emergency Management Agency Interim Director David McIntosh, no major damage was reported in Liberty County. He said there was slight damage from downed tree limbs that caused sporadic power outage but those areas were quickly restored with power. McIntosh said a span of Leroy Coffer Highway had some flooding but the Department of Transportation quickly resolved the problem, clearing the roadway.
The heavy downpours turned to hail for some residents in and near Long County. But according to workers at the Long County Sheriff's Office there was no major damage to report.
Just a bit further south, however, the folks in McIntosh County and Darien had a different story to tell.
Kathleen Russell, editor of the Darien News, reported that three buildings in the McIntosh County Industrial Park were destroyed. The industrial park housed a metal boat repair and marina company called Outboard Rejuvenations. The entire company was leveled.
Russell also said the county's EMS building was destroyed, damaging three of their ambulances. A few buildings in the historical area known as the Ridge were also damaged and the Gateway Treatment facility was destroyed although none of the families, children or clients housed there sustained injuries. Trees and wind caused minor damage to homes in the area, but Russell said most were habitable.  
Russell said the Blue-N-Hall Marina reported damage, with cars, boats and trailers being tossed about. The community also had hail falling in some areas.  
The storm that swept across much of the Midwest Saturday moved into the Southeast early Sunday, causing a path of destruction in parts of Georgia. News agencies have reported severe damage in Clay County, Macon and one man was reportedly killed in Dublin.

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