Hurricane Michael ripped through Central Georgia and really left its mark in Laurens County.
13WMAZ spent the day in the Emerald City seeing how people are starting the process of cleaning up.
The sight of people cleaning up in Laurens County is very familiar. Oscar Solomon spent the day raking up debris in Dublin that was scattered everywhere. He says Michael is the worst storm he has ever seen.
"No sir, this is the baddest one, the baddest one," Solomon said.
Along Bellevue Avenue, downed trees and power lines have shut down roads, leaving people like Johnny Cleveland, his partner, and their 3-month-old without power.
"We have no power, we have no means of heating water or anything, so we come to the park to get some type of power," Cleveland said.
One of the hardest-hit places in Laurens County is Stubbs Park. Hurricane Michael snapped a massive tree in half at the park, but city officials say this is just a small part of debris they have to clean up.
Emergency Management Director Don Bryant says it will take at least three months to get everything cleared. Meanwhile, Cleveland is hoping for power crews and the city can get his lights back on.
"Helpless -- it really makes me feel less than a man, not to be able to do some of the things I'm supposed to be able to do, but I understand this is an act of God," Cleveland said.
Bryant says that if a tree falls on your private property, it's your responsibility to get it moved, and while people wait for their power to be restored, Cleveland is thankful everybody in Laurens County is OK.
"I saw this tree, I said, 'Good thing there was nobody at the park.' I didn't expect it to be this bad, especially inland," Cleveland said.
Now Bryant is asking the community to be patient while they work to get the streets cleared, and Georgia Power and EMC hope to have power restored by this Sunday.