A storm that blew through Banks County Wednesday night downed trees and power lines across the county and caused flooding issues and wrecks in the Banks Crossing area.
Banks County Sheriff’s Capt. Carissa McFaddin provided AccessWDUN with a summary of storm-related issues.
“We had many issues arise last night during the big storm that blew through our county,” McFaddin said. “One of the biggest complaints that spread like wildfire on social media was that of flooding in our local Zaxby’s parking lot.”
That localized flooding resulted in flooded vehicles, both occupied and unoccupied, during the height of the heavy rain.
“It was confirmed by our deputies, but the cause was actually because there was not a free-flowing culvert pipe,” McFaddin told AccessWDUN. “It was obstructed, so Georgia DOT responded after requested, and they came and cleared the hindrance that was causing the major flooding.”
Numerous trees fell throughout the county as well.
“Many thanks go out to Banks County Road Department for their assistance with clearing these trees,” McFaddin said. “There were power lines down. We thank Jackson EMC for coming out last night. It was a rough, rough storm, but it was quick.”
McFaddin said thankfully there were only two wrecks during the storm and both were minor, both in the Banks Crossing area.