We're working to save lives today,
there is a lot of water, a lot of damage.
In my opinion, someone is using the Internet to cause hysteria about a problem that doesn't exist.
I've had my people out looking into these claims to make sure there are no violations of the quarantine. I've also had our invasive pest expert contact the stores mentioned in the e-mail (Lowe's and Home Depot), and we've yet to find any validity to the claims in the e-mail.
The state average is about 11 inches below normal rainfall. There are very few places in the state that have gotten enough rain this year, putting us in a perilous predicament,
Although much of the downed timber is on private land, Odom is hoping to get federal approval to process much of it in sawmills. But the future of the wind-scoured forests is my big concern, ... It'll take 30 years to replace most of those trees. Losing that resource hurts us bad.