The Rain and Wind Brought Creeks and Rivers Out of Their Banks

By: Sonia Randev
By: Sonia Randev

The storm caused power lines to come down and in one case a bridge that connects the driveway to a house was washed away.

Firefighters say the leaves are causing a big problem, they're not allowing the water to drain properly.

"The leaves are stopping all the drains, causing the water to backup on the roads, which is causing very hazardous driving conditions.

We've already had several cars hydroplane off the road," says Chief Bobby Mays, from the Wilson Volunteer Fire Company.

Firefighters say the wind has caused many power lines to go down all across the county.

And, in Waynesboro, this tree came down on route 250. Police had to divert traffic for over an hour.

Majority of the residents here at the Creekside Mobile Home Park saw their homes get completely flooded during hurricane Isabel. Nancy Painter and her family are already planning to evacuate.

"It was pretty scary, when the water started shooting down the road in the trailor parek and we were wondering how it was going to get," says Painter.

Many say they are continuing to monitor the rising of the creek and bridge those foes in to the trailer park. And, if things get any worse, they will be prepared. The fire department has a school bus on stand by for evacuations.

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