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Hall Fire Services: 3 injured during Irma and its aftermath

Three people were injured during Tropical Storm Irma and the days of cleanup that came after, according to Hall County Fire Services.

One person suffered a head injury from a tree that fell on a roof Sept. 11, according to Fire Services spokesman Zachary Brackett. A second person was involved in a chain saw accident while removing debris and transported to a hospital. The third person also suffered a head injury and was transported to a hospital Sept. 14, but the injury occurred Sept. 13.

All those injured were members of the public, according to Brackett.

The Northeast Georgia Health System saw an uptick in visits to its emergency rooms after the storm cleared on Tuesday, said spokesman Sean Couch on Thursday.

He said hospitals saw an increase in people seeking care for respiratory problems, heat-related issues and falls. Between the Gainesville and Braselton emergency rooms, only one person was brought in for care after being injured by a falling tree.

One woman was killed in Forsyth County during the storm, but no storm-related deaths occurred in Hall County.
Tropical Storm Irma hit Gainesville and Hall County Sept. 11 and lasted overnight into Sept. 12. The storm dropped thousands of trees in the area, cutting power to tens of thousands, blocking roads and damaging homes throughout the county and region.

The majority of the cleanup of the storm damage on public property finished during the weekend.

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