Trees, power lines down across area

...which resulted in heavy flooding in some areas of Hereford Farm Road, Columbia County Emergency Management Director Pam Tucker said. Trees were reported down in Plantation Hills Road and the Woodbridge subdivision.In Richmond County, power...

Severe weather may hit Augusta area today

...toward Augusta and it has the potential to bring a lot of instability."Columbia County Emergency Operations director Pam Tucker advised caution.According to Tucker, 11 out of 15 similar weather patterns had severe weather, while five out of...

National Weather Service confirms tornadoes in Augusta area

...the NWS reported.Columbia County was spared from most of the damage, Emergency and Operations Division Director Pam Tucker said. The county was just north of the severe weather and only sustained minor flooding and a handful of downed trees...

Training exercises at Fort Gordon will cause loud noises

...training exercises.Explosives and live-fire training at Fort Gordon's artillery impact area and local training area are scheduled from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., according to Columbia County Emergency Management Director Pam Tucker.

Pam Tucker celebrates 37 years in local emergency management

When Pam Tucker sends an e-mail, the Augusta area notices.At a typing speed of 65 words per minute, the director of Columbia County Emergency...

Winter precipitation expected Tuesday

Weather forecasts are calling for light snow and freezing rain Tuesday morning ,officials said.Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division, said a winter weather advisory will be in effect beginning...

Snowfall possible in Georgia

...Georgia early next week."The current forecast for our area is calling for rain (maybe mixed with a little snow)," Pam Tucker, Columbia County's emergency services director, in an e-mail Saturday."This system is still developing and the...

Some city departments say lessons were learned from ice storm

...Both companies have had pre-existing contracts with Columbia County since 2008, which Emergency Manage ment Director Pam Tucker said helped it receive maximum reimbursement from the state and federal government and a 2½ percent reduction in its...

Washington Road leak closes lanes into night

...large water main gave way in front of the neighborhood. Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division Direc tor Pam Tucker said Monday afternoon that she expected those lanes to remain closed until about midnight "so that the concrete used...

Few weather delays for Augusta-area schools

Snow flurries were spotted in both Richmond and Columbia counties Wednesday evening.Pam Tucker, Director of Columbia County Emergency & Operations Division, reported seeing snow around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Evans...