EMA director says hail, wind damage significant in county; no injuries were reported
By RICK HEAD
A storm system speeding across four southern states hit Brantley County Thursday with intense rain, golf-ball-sized hail, and a swath of wind damage knocking out electricity spawning possible tornadoes.
The excess amount of rain has also pushed the Satilla River past flood stage. A flood advisory was issued Monday (April 27) for the Satilla River remains in effect through today (Wednesday, April 29).
Brantley County EMA director Michelle Lee said there many trees down and power lines interrupted, as well as several structures that had trees fall on them.
“Thankfully, there was only minor damage and no injuries in the county from the storm,” said Lee. “We had reports of hail from Hoboken and all over north of Highway 82. We did have some trees fall on cars at the carpool in Hoboken and some vehicles were damaged there. In Hortense, on Georgia 32 and to the Post Road in Waynesville, we had wind damage and hail.”