Fast-mov­ing storms cut through state

Thun­der­storms dish out $10 mil­lion worth of dam­age to homes

The Covington News - - Local News -

AT­LANTA — More than 90,000 elec­tric­ity cus­tomers lost power as a fast-mov­ing thun­der­storm sys­tem moved throught north Ge­or­gia, knock­ing down trees and caus­ing an es­ti­mated $10 mil­lion in dam- age to hun­dreds of homes.

Ge­or­gia Power spokesman Jeff Wil­son said the num­ber of cus­tomers with­out power rose to 93,000 by 8 a.m. Tues­day, with most out­ages in the At­lanta area. By 6 p.m., ser­vices was re­stored to all but about 6,000 in Metro At­lanta, Wil­son said.

“We will have crews work­ing through­out the night,” Wil­son said. He said most cus­tomers should have ser­vice again some­time Tues­day night.

High winds, light­ning and rain caused trees and limbs to top­ple onto power lines. Teams with chain­saws worked through the day to clear the de­bris across the area.

In Car­roll County, west of At­lanta, two houses were de­stroyed in the town of Bow­don near the Alabama line.

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