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Sunday storm brings torrential rain

There was only minimal damage to property that resulted from a storm that dumped several inches of rain in portions of Fayette County on Sunday.

Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Donnie Davis said five homes in central Fayette County were struck by lighting during the storm that made its way through the area late Sunday afternoon. There were no fires associated with the lightning strikes, Davis added.

Some areas of Fayetteville were without power for approximately 20 minutes during the storm period, Davis said, adding that a lightning strike occurred near the 911 center on McDonough Road, though the center did not lose power and back-up generators were not activated.

Davis said two power lines were downed on Milam Road in north Fayette and Grant Road in south Fayette.

The event of the day turned out to be the amount of rain that swept through the county Sunday. Davis said Lake Horton received 3.91 inches and portions of northeast Fayette received 3.24 inches while north Fayette saw 2.55 inches, Fayetteville recorded 2.56 inches and Peachtree City received 2.1 inches.

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Comcast Internet was down from 6:15 Sunday evening until around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. They constantly changed their estimated repair time.

G35 Dude's picture

I used to have Comcast years ago. All was well until I needed to upgrade from an analog box to digital. I scheduled an appointment to do so and got one of those we’ll be there between 1 and 6 appointments. I took a half day vacation from work and waited. I called at 5:30 and was told that a technician would there maybe a few minutes late but one was coming. I called back at 6:30 and was told all techs had gone home for the night. I asked to speak to a supervisor and was told one would call back. I received a call from a dispatcher (not a supervisor) that told me I needed to schedule another appointment. I responded that if I scheduled another appointment it’d be with Directv. He stated that he’d see if he could find a tech. So a tech shows up at around 7:30 and does the job although you could tell that he wasn’t happy to be there. He even asked in a not so polite way if I had called to complain. I told him that yes I had.

All was well again until my service went out a couple of months later on a Sunday afternoon. They wanted to send a tech out between 8-12 the next day. I explained that I couldn’t just not go to work but that if they could have the tech call me I could take my lunch and meet him here as I worked close by. I was told that was against their policy. So we agreed that they would schedule an outside only call and if the tech couldn’t fix the problem outside we’d schedule an appointment. At 8 sharp and 8:05 I got calls from Comcast on my answering machine and the second one stated that since no one answered the phone the call was cancelled. I called at lunch to complain and was scheduled a service call for the next day between 4 and 7. I left work as early as I could and got home at 4:05. The same 2 calls from Comcast that state that my service call was again cancelled was on my machine. I called back at 4:10 and asked if the call could be reinstated. I was told no we had to reschedule so I did. This time I made sure I was home and a tech did show up and fix the problem. The next day I called Directv and scheduled a Saturday appointment with them. I’ve been with them for about 5-6 years now and am happy. I’ll never use Comcast again no matter what great deals they offer.

You can't use logic with an illogical person.

Their internet service blows away any dsl I have seen.

Plus, when it rains hard daily, my HIDEF doesn't fade.

Good luck.

The DTA converters were an easy self install,FYI.

Cyclist's picture

All right, whoever is doing that "rain dance" thingy can stop. The dadgum grass needs cutting about ever 4 days and filling up the "jerrycan" every two weeks is getting expensive.

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