A storm system that spawned tornadoes and caused deaths in other states passed by Middle Georgia, leaving the region relatively unscathed.
The Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency activated its emergency operations center Tuesday night when strong storms swept through Bibb County
The Middle Georgia Regional Airport received about 2.6 inches of rain between 8 p.m. Tuesday and lunchtime Wednesday, according to National Weather Service reports. Robins Air Force Base received about 2.5 inches in the same period.
Macon-Bibb EMA Director Don Druitt said the agency’s emergency operations center closed at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
He said the threat for severe weather had passed by Wednesday morning, but he urged holiday travelers to be aware of any fallen limbs or other trouble spots.
“We were lucky,” he said.
Water pooled on some streets, but otherwise Bibb County weathered the storm without any problems, he said.
Houston County EMA Director Jimmy Williams said his staff monitored the weather Wednesday, but no problems were reported.
The National Weather Service listed the area as being under a flood watch until 8 p.m.
The Ocmulgee River measured 15.5 feet about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the weather service reported. The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail begins to flood at 16 feet. Flood stage is 18 feet.