Rain brings more flooding, downed trees to Coastal Empire and Lowcountry

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Tree down on home in Forest Fields community (Burton Fire District)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) —Heavy rain continues Wednesday for the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry.

According to Storm Team 3, an additional 2 to 4 inches are possible in the Lowcountry, with 1 to 2 inches near the Savannah metro area.

Storm Team 3 reminds everyone that flash flooding is the top severe weather-related cause of death, mostly as a result of people attempting to drive through submerged roads.

Several roads flooded Monday afternoon in Savannah and surrounding areas. Monday evening, the Chatham County Emergency Management Agency issued an alert on the following flooded roads.

Drivers should be mindful driving in these areas as rain continues:

  • West 52nd Mills B Lane
  • West 52nd at Montgomery
  • Montgomery at Victory Drive
  • West 37th at Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
  • Mills B Lane and Bulloch
  • East 61st and Abercorn
  • Hurst Avenue at Montgomery Cross Street
  • Hopkins Street between 45th Lane and 46th Street

From Savannah up to Burton, several downed trees have been reported.

Monday on Hopkins Street between 45th and 46th streets, a tree fell down on a power line. The road was temporarily closed as crews cleared the debris.

This was likely due to a combination of wet soil and gusty winds, according to Storm Team 3.

Downed tree on Hopkins Street (Storm Team 3 Meteorologist Alysa Carsley)

The Burton Fire District has responded to two downed trees, including in the Forest Fields and Mint Farms communities. No injuries were reported but one family was displaced.

Burton Fire encourages homeowners to check their yards for trees and limbs that appear to be a risk.

“If removal is not possible, during bad weather, avoid areas of the home that may be at risk, or consider evacuation until the weather passes,” the department stated.

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