Some without power this morning

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 9:10 AM
Last updated 10:21 AM
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Some area residents are still without power today after a storm swept through the region Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters from Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue work at a home damaged at 4080 Old Petersburg Road, where the children of Petula Fluellen  look at the damage caused by a tree that fell when they were inside the house on Thursday.   Alan English/Staff
Alan English/Staff
Firefighters from Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue work at a home damaged at 4080 Old Petersburg Road, where the children of Petula Fluellen look at the damage caused by a tree that fell when they were inside the house on Thursday.

The majority of the homes without power are in Columbia County.

Louisville Road is temporarily being closed from Columbia Road to Natures Way so that Georgia Power crews can work on the lines and poles that are down in that area, according to emergency officials

 

Georgia Power Spokesman Mark Williams said crews are working to restore power to more than 200 residences in Evans.

At 9 a.m. there were still 78 outages in Thomson and 68 in Augusta.

Williams said he hopes power will be restored by lunchtime.

In Aiken County, South Carolina Electric and Gas is only reporting two outages.

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treerock
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treerock 10/14/11 - 09:43 am
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why are these

why are these tax-payer-funded fire fighters at a private residence? when is someone coming to sweep up my driveway?

treerock
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treerock 10/14/11 - 10:51 am
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apparently, you don't

apparently, you don't recognize sarcasm, woody! keep on tea partying!

was it okay with you when fox news ridiculed people for wanting THEIR taxes to go to NPR?

"go back under your rock..." really? come up with something original.

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Sweet son 10/14/11 - 12:40 pm
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@treerock. Woody must have

@treerock. Woody must have gotten really riled up about your first comment. I was all fired up to pop you too but I guess woody handled it with a comment that got pulled!! :):) LOL! It really didn't sound like sarcasm maybe a smiley face at the end would have helped. I have been smiling the whole time that I am writing. Just enjoying the day! Hope you and woody have a good one too!!!!!! :):) Son

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treerock 10/14/11 - 12:56 pm
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yeah, sweet son it is a great

yeah, sweet son it is a great day to enjoy. i wish i was trout fishing again this weekend, but alas, i must work. too bad about 30% of what i earn is taken and used to subsidize lazy people and bad business. that's the problem with being in the middle, you got two fronts to fight.

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Cassandra Harris 10/14/11 - 04:26 pm
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treerock - I missed the

treerock - I missed the pulled reply to your first post, but your post doesn't look like a light hearted joke. If firefighters are there it means that either lines are down or a transformer has gone out. The firefighters are there to prevent people from getting too close and in case anything happens while the electrical crews are restoring power. Firefighters are generally trained as EMTs also.

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seenitB4 10/15/11 - 09:10 am
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Some had some real damage

Some had some real damage from trees falling on their house---shingles-gutters-siding.....did they have a small tornado come through? I talked to a friend last night (in Evans) she said one moment it was clear & the next moment it was boom-she was trying to light her gas grill outside & a tree almost hit her!!

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Vito45 10/15/11 - 09:27 am
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No, SB4; it was just 60-70mph

No, SB4; it was just 60-70mph straight line winds in front of the storms. I was watching it unfold on the weather channel, and it was an interesting situation. The radar showed it was right on top of us but it was calm outside. All of a sudden, WHAM!!. In 5 minutes it was over and just raining lightly.

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