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Severe Storms Knock Out Power to Thousands in Southeast

3 Apr 2017, 7:04 pm

A storm front moved through the Southeast Monday, causing strong winds to knock out power to tens of thousands of Georgia Power customers. The storms are gone now, but they have now left a lot to clean-up.

As of 8 p.m. EDT Monday, Georgia Power said more than 18,000 customers were without power, down from an earlier peak of nearly 50,000 customers. Georgia EMC had more than 1,110 metro Atlanta customers, and more than 15,000 statewide without power.

In Wilcox, Georgia, the sheriff’s department opened up five shelters during the duration of the storms. In Baldwin County, Georgia, residents reported trees down on homes on Honey Suckle Road in Lake Sinclair. Power lines and trees were also reported down on Highway 212, which ended up closing a portion of Highway 212 at Little Road.

Even though tornado warnings were issued for some counties Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service has not confirmed any tornadoes as of Monday evening.

Story Image: James Starr

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