LIST: Central Ga. county damage reports, power outages

Georgia Power crews assessing damage

Georgia's electrical membership cooperatives reported that approximately 466,000 Georgia customers were without power as of 5:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Many of our counties have been reporting a some down trees in roadways as well as lots of limbs and debris.

Check outages in your area here:

• GEORGIA POWER OUTAGE MAP | http://bit.ly/2jhSnIc

• TRI EMC OUTAGE MAP | http://bit.ly/2xVx29J

• FLINT ENERGIES | Georgia Power: http://bit.ly/2jgwh94

According to the companies latest updates early Tuesday:

Georgia Power: 88,000, down from 103,000 Monday night

Flint Energies: 16,544, down from 31,000 on Monday

Tri County: 17,648

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Baldwin: Crews will head out at daylight Tuesday to assess the damage. Officials said they had many trees down and power outages across the area. The curfew expired at 7 a.m.

Bibb: Many trees and lines down at Ridge Ave. and Riverdale, street not passable. The power light at Vineville Ave. and Forest Hill Road has fallen into the street. A tree is on a power line at Forest Hill Road and Wimbish Ave., power is out in that area.  Tree limb down I-75 northbound near Hartly Bridge Road; tree down I-16 westbound be between Ocmulgee East Blvd. and MLK; Forest Hill Road trees down, police on scene power out.

Bleckley: Most people have power, per Bleckley EMA. Some trees down, but they will work to clear what is left Tuesday. Cochran's curfew expired atl 7 a.m.

Butts: No new updates at this time

Crawford: Some trees down on roads, 265 people without power

Crisp: Storms blew roof off of Fraser's. Tuesday morning things were "just misty outside" and winds are calm according to the Crisp County Sheriff's Office. A few power outages, but they aren't sure how many. Still have tree lines and power lines down. Crisp Co. Power and Public Works finally called it a night at about 12:30 this morning, officials said the city workers would head out Tuesday to assess damage and do repairs.

Dodge: Several buildings damaged in Irma winds, many trees came down. Crews worked overnight to clear the roads, but there are major powerlines down. Many people still without power as of Monday morning.


Dooly: Trees, limbs down in roadway, the "Welcome to Unidilla" sign was blown down. As of Tuesday morning, some areas still did not have power. Officials said the curfew would expire at 6:30 a.m. and they had no major road closures, though trees were down still on some secondary roads.

Hancock: Power still out for much of the area, according to officials. The fire department said they were running on a generator. Trees are still down on Highway 22 near Devereux, officials said Tuesday morning.

Houston: The steeple has blown off City Church on Russell Parkway in Warner Robins; Tuesday morning officials said they still had a lot of power outages in the area, but no trees that they were aware of on the roads.

Jasper: We have no specific updates at this time. 

Johnson: Many areas in Johnson still without power Tuesday morning. EMA officials said there were lots of trees down in the roads and on some structures. They said power crews were out working to get things back on but there were parts of the county and parts of Wrightsville still in the dark. 

"Right now, it's really hard to say [how long the power would be out]," said Robert Bray, the assistant EMA director. "We're really hoping to have everything within the next couple days."

EMA crews said they would be out Tuesday morning working to clear the secondary roads, but all the main roads were clear. No reports of any injuries in Johnson County.

Jones: About a quarter of residents in the county were still without power on Tuesday morning, according to EMA officials. Gray was in "pretty good shape," said Don Graham, the county EMA director. He said the city was hit and miss when it came to power, but the main roads were clear of debris. Some secondary roads were blocked. He expected all of the roads to be cleared sometime around lunch, but thought it might take a few days to restore all the downed power lines.

Laurens: Tuesday morning, some homes were starting to get their power back, after about 15,000 people were reportedly in the dark Monday afternoon. Bill Laird, the deputy EMA director for Laurens County, said several places throughout the night came back on. 

"We're being told folks just need to be patient and bear with us," Laird said. "Most of the EMCs that service the county that I'm familiar with said they'd be up in 72 hours."

Crews were planning to head back out Tuesday morning to clean some of the remaining debris on the secondary roads. Laird said the main roads were clear.

Macon: We have no specific updates at this time. 

Monroe: Damage at Dunkin Donuts in Forsyth; Monroe County's 911 system is DOWN. If you have an emergency or if you have damage to report, call (478) 994-2040. 

Peach: Many people in the Byron area still without power. Flint Energies said they would be out working Tuesday to restore power to Gunn Road North out of station cross country to Peavy Rd, East on White Road, east to Highway 96 and to Highway 49 as well as the Fort Valley bypass. Flint Energies said a total of 2,000 people were without power before 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

Pulaski: Still have a lot of people without power, some roads still blocked. No residents were hurt in the storm, according to Leslie Sewell, the county fire chief. He said there is a curfew in effect until 12 p.m. on Tuesday.

"We just have so many power lines down, the reactions have been real slow from some of the power companies," he said. "We have these trees in the road but we can't move them until we get the power companies out."

Putnam: Probably 80-90 percent of the county was without power Monday morning, according to local officials. Some businesses were open, those that had power, and all roads had been cleared except for a few places with trees on power lines they had not been able to move.

Sumter: We have no specific updates at this time. 

Taylor: The city of Butler lost power again at 4:30 in the morning, according to EMA officials. They said they hoped the power would be restored on Tuesday for most people. The primary roads are still open, though there is some debris on the side of the roads and on secondary streets. Officials said they "fared pretty well" in the storm, all things considered.

Telfair: Extensive damage throughout county, fire station at Fishing Creek Road/Power School Road may be damaged. As of Tuesday morning, power was still out in lots of areas, but most of the main roads were claer.

Truetlen: Some wind and structural damage from Irma in the county, but no injuries. Officials said crews worked overnight on the downed power lines, and would resume again Tuesday. The roads should be passable, but there are some areas with trees still down.

Twiggs: We have no specific updates at this time. 

Upson: We have no specific updates at this time. 

Washington: Curfew is in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Some trees down and some power outage. 

Wheeler: We have no specific updates at this time. 

Wilcox: One more call Tuesday morning left for a tree in the road. Georgia Power worked late last night to restore some folks with power, but officials estimated Tuesday morning there were about 2,000 people still without.

Wilkinson: Dealing with power outages mainly in the rural areas. Crews are going out to those areas first thing in the morning. Most parts of Irwinton, McIntyre and Gordon do have power.

 

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