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Rain came, went
Problems few as holiday nears
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Forsyth County News

It appears fast-moving storms Tuesday night came and went without causing much damage in the area.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the department was not called out to any major incidents resulting from the heavy rain and wind.

"We had virtually no issues whatsoever," Shivers said.

He said a dead tree fell Wednesday morning on a home in the Bannister Park neighborhood in northwestern Forsyth.

Officials think wind pushed the tree over on the roof, causing a little damage. The people who live in the house were not harmed.

"They never lost power and they were fine," Shivers said.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim House said Tuesday night was relatively calm for law enforcement. Authorities were not called out to any major weather-related incidents.

Laura Belanger of the National Weather Service said the area received about three quarters of an inch of rain between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday.

She said this weekend should be mostly sunny until Sunday, when there’s a 50 percent chance of rain.

High temperatures should be near 60 degrees today and Saturday and in the 50s on Sunday.

Lows should be in the 40s and 50s, dropping to about 38 degrees Sunday night.

Despite the drier conditions, law enforcement agencies were reminding travelers to use caution when driving this weekend.

The sheriff’s office and Georgia State Patrol will be out in force, watching for impaired drivers.

House said the agency also plans to increase patrols in local shopping areas in an effort to prevent theft.

According to AAA, Thanksgiving travel is expected to increase nationwide by 4 percent this year from 2010.

During the holiday period, which ends Sunday, some 38 million Americans are expected to travel.

As part of its annual Click It or Ticket campaign, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has urged Georgia motorists to wear their seatbelts.

"Seatbelts have saved more lives than any other single piece of automotive safety equipment," said Harris Blackwood, director of the department.