Houston County EMA Wraps Up

By: Rhiana Huckins Email
By: Rhiana Huckins Email

Houston County officials are still not letting their guard down when it comes to unpredictable Tropical Depression Fay.

For more than 24 hours officials closely monitored the storm as she swept through the Wiregrass.

Emergency responders were on standby in case of any major disasters.

Over Saturday night, heavy wind knocked some power lines down in the area, causing several fires.

Firefighters on duty quickly contained those.

There have been no reports of injuries, deaths, or major flooding in Houston County due to the storm, but local agencies will be monitoring the situation for the next several hours.

"The event went pretty well. We got a lot of rain, had some trees and stuff down but everything was handled in a good time frame and no injuries, which we are very proud of," says Chief John Powell of the Dothan Police Department.

"Keep in mind the rains that were toward the north of us and the system that was moving to the north of us, all of this water has to come down at some point, so hopefully our drain system and the ground will disperse that water before the upstream waters get here," says Captain Chris Etheredge of the Dothan Fire Department.

There were several power outages in the Wiregrass because of the storm, but as of Sunday evening, most of them have been restored.

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