Storms knock out power around Georgia

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MACON, Ga.  — A Georgia Power spokeswoman says power has been restored to all but about 250 customers after storms knocked out electric service for many customers in middle Georgia and metro Atlanta.

Georgia Power's Lisa Frederick says the storms Tuesday night caused a loss of power for up to 2,000 customers in Bibb, Houston and Twiggs counties.

She says that by this morning service had been restored to all but about 250 customers in the Macon Mall area, and crews were working to restore it there.

Frederick says the storms also knocked out power in scattered areas around metro Atlanta, with the Douglasville area among those hit. She says power has been restored in those locations.

The National Weather Service recorded 4.47 inches of rain at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport near Macon through midnight.

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