Angie Smith, Calhoun County Director of Emergency Management, her staff, and Director of Operations Joe Wood have been busy since approximately seven inches of rain fell across the county from 8:00 a.m. on April 29th through 7:00 p.m. on April 30th.
The heavy rain did major damage to paved and dirt roads all over the county resulting in the county declaring a Local State of Emergency at 4:15 p.m. on April 30th which is still in affect today.
According to Mrs. Smith, a total of 15.9 inches of rain fell in the month of April. With the ground saturated and creeks swollen, the last system on the 29th and 30th left water standing on most roads with water flowing over all low water crossings.
Due to road conditions Calhoun County Schools were released early on Wednesday, April 30th and remained closed Thursday and Friday. Check out tho week's print edition for the complete story.