Laurens County experienced plenty of high winds and rain this morning, but for the most part, escaped serious damage. Claire Davis spent the morning in Dublin and spoke with one family who says they prepared for the worst.
Jon and Jenny Adams live on Earlwood Drive in Dublin. The couple saw plenty of rain Friday morning. “You drop down the hill as you notice when you came up that's real low there. Sometimes that gets waist deep. Then as you curve around the corner there's another pond and a house on the corner there, when it overflows it floods the street, and without a four-wheel drive you're not gonna get through it,” said Jon.
But that wasn't the case this time for the couple. They've lived in Dublin for 20 years and say they've seen serious storms and flooding in their neighborhood. “We were watching the models and the predictions and as it showed it was going right through the middle of Laurens County. We just grabbed everything that could move and just drug it in here in the middle of the night and baton down everything. As you can see, there's some pretty good size limbs down. Luckily they haven't hit any of the vehicles or the house,” said Jon.
But aside from some soggy horses, the Adams' say they're pleasantly surprised by the results of Hermine. “We got lots of water. Jon went out last night and got all these jugs and we filled them all up and I filled the bathtub up a little bit so I could flush my toilet. Lanterns, stove, camping gear,” said Jenny.
But they say it's better to be safe than sorry.
Laurens County Emergency Management Agency Director Don Bryant says the county has only seen about half a dozen trees down so far.