Storms cause power outages

olumbia County Emergency & Operations Division
A tree crushed a car in the Holiday Park subdivision off Columbia Road in Columbia County Monday night.
Monday, March 18, 2013 10:53 PM
Last updated Tuesday, March 19, 2013 8:20 AM
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A storm system working its way east through the area late Monday left a trail of power outages and downed lines and trees but caused no reported injuries.

Carol Boatright, a spokeswoman for Georgia Power, said just before 10 p.m. the company was working to restore power to approximately 7,000 households across Burke, Richmond and Columbia counties resulting from some 82 individual outages caused by the storm.

Boatright said the outages numbered about 1,700 in Burke County, where a possible tornado was seen on National Weather Service radar around 9 p.m. Burke EMA reported little damage from the weather late Monday.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/19/13 - 06:43 am
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Johnny on the spot

Southern Company & Jefferson EMC have their act together and both know how to handle Storm Damage.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/19/13 - 07:36 am
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Yes

These storms are just killing me, my TV and Computer went off for 10 seconds till my 25 KW generator kick in.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 03/19/13 - 03:20 pm
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To CG

You poooor guy - I know exactly how it feels ! Would that be all that would ever happen to mankind!!

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