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Strong storms cause power outages in North Georgia
More than 2,000 lost power for at least some time
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Thousands were without power Wednesday morning as strong storms moved through the area.

Jackson EMC reported a peak of 2,100 without power in Hall County at 8:30 a.m.

The utility reported that most of the outages were due to ground saturated by rain and high wind causing trees to fall on power lines.

Georgia Power reported less than 400 without power this morning in Gainesville.

Crews have been on site to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, according to John O’Brien, spokesman with Georgia Power.

Just over an inch of rain was recorded in Gainesville, according to National Weather Service data.

A wind advisory is in effect through 1 a.m. Thursday for North Georgia, with 25-30 mph winds and gusts up to 40 mph.

“Numerous trees may be downed due to the wet soil conditions,” the advisory notes.
Customers of both utilities can report outages, as well as view the status of their outages, on their utility’s website. Visit Georgia Power’s Outage and Storm Center. Visit Jackson EMC’s Storm Center.

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