Update: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2017
Capt. Jeff Allen said it was a busy day and night for crews from Walton County Fire and Emergency Rescue.
“Fire Rescue units ran 302 calls between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. yesterday. Mostly storm related, power lines down, trees in the road and trees in houses,” Allen said.
Allen said there were minor injuries in an incident where a tree came down on a car on Highway 81 at Twin Lakes in Bold Springs.
Walton County Fire Rescue set up and Emergency Operation Center to deal with Tropical Storm Irma as the outer bands of the storm pass over the local area.
“We have set up an EMergency Operation center (EOC), WCFR, along with the city fire depts and other public safety agencies have extra staff on duty, briefed and prepared to respond during the storm if needed,” said Capt. Jeff Allen with WCFR.
By 1:30 p.m., when the winds began to really pick up, Allen said crews were already dealing with downed trees and power lines pretty much all over the county.
“We are very busy responding to calls, mostly power lines and trees down,” Allen said. “Power outages are being reported in Social Circle, Loganville, Good Hope – pretty much all over the place.”