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More than 32K without power in Georgia due to Michael

October 10, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 32,000 homes and businesses in Georgia were without power as parts of the state were beginning to feel the impact from Hurricane Michael.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Georgia Power reported at 4:32 p.m. that 17,580 customers had lost power. Georgia EMC reported at 4:30 p.m. that about 15,376 of its customers were also without power.

For Georgia EMC, most of its affected customers were in five counties in southwest Georgia, where 13,558 customers were without power. In metro Atlanta, just 17 customers were without power.

An EMC spokesperson wrote in an email that “hurricane-force winds began toppling trees onto power lines and causing power outages.”

Hurricane Michael is now a Category 3 storm and made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm around 1:40 p.m.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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