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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ida Came and Went

Jackson County received a good soaking from the only storm of this season…Commissioners declare county to be in “State of Emergency” By Sid Riley

During these closing weeks of the 2009 hurricane season, a season with no hurricanes to threaten Jackson County or even the entire state of Florida, or even the entire United States, ….we finally had one named tropical storm develop and come ashore. Ida came ashore near Pensacola on Monday night, with winds of around 45 MPH, a small storm serge, and drenching rains. Thankfully, the storm was moving at a fairly high rate of speed, and the rains did not linger for too long.

Just as a precaution against damages the roads in the county might realize from storm related flooding, and the potential for State and Federal funding repayments if the County is declared in a state of emergency, at the request of Rodney Andreasen, County Emergency Response Director, the County Commission declared the county to be in a “state of emergency” at their Tuesday morning meeting.

The heavy rains moved through the panhandle and into central Alabama and Georgia. Since most crops have already been harvested, in reality Ida probably did much more good than harm for our region.

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