Monday, August 15, 2022

Evacuated College Hill Residents Return Home as Crews Drain Dam

Residents who were asked to voluntarily evacuate their homes when the Lake Tara Dam threatened to breach can now return home.

At about 3:15 p.m., Lafayette County officials announced that the levee was in danger of a breach and asked residents who lived near County Road 102 in the College Hill area to evacuate.

The Lafayette County Fire Department, along with local and state officials are continuing to provide relief to the dam, pumping out water from the lake to relieve pressure.

About 10 to 12 inches of rain has fallen in Lafayette County since Monday, causing several roads to flood and, in some cases, wash away in areas.

Lafayette County remains under a flash flood watch until 7 p.m. Thursday and a flood warning until 1:30 p.m. Thursday. More rain and thunderstorms are expected late tonight and throughout the day Thursday.

Hotty Toddy News will provide updates as they are made available.

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