About a dozen downed trees, loss of power reported in wake

By MYRA THRIFT
Staff Writer
Hurricane Elsa slammed into north Florida and south Georgia Wednesday leaving behind broken trees, moderate damage, and drenching rains on already saturated grounds.
What is thought to have been a small twister struck near the Riverside community in Brantley County, ripping nailed-down 2-by-4 pine timbers and sheets of tin roofing off a horse pen at the Thrift farm. Some trees were snapped off and limbs were broken off trees, but no other structural damage was evident after the storm moved out and off the coast.
Brantley County Emergency Management director Michelle Lee said anywhere from 2.5 to 5 inches of rain fell in various parts of Brantley.
“We have one road that is partially closed, Taylor Bay,” said Lee, “but that is the only one.”
Lee said about 600 people were without power at different times during the storm but that electrical workers responded quickly and were able to alleviate the problem in good time.

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