Fast-moving storms cut through state
Thunderstorms dish out $10 million worth of damage to homes
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.