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Tropical Storm Soaks Parts of Georgia

October 07, 2005|From Associated Press

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Tropical Storm Tammy turned subdivisions into lagoons and soaked this port city with more than 4 inches of rain before weakening to a tropical depression Thursday.

Two dozen to three dozen homes in and around Brunswick had flooding and some roads had as much as 3 feet of standing water, said Richard Strickland, emergency management director for Glynn County.

"The ground was already soaked, on top of what we got from Tropical Storm Tammy," said Strickland, who said the county had received 10 to 15 inches of rain over the last four days.

Tammy came ashore as a weak tropical storm late Wednesday near the Florida state line. By Thursday afternoon, the depression was spreading moderate rain across Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Isolated tornadoes were possible.

More than 16,500 utility customers in southeast Georgia lost power at the height of the storm.

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