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Macon's weather radio transmitter knocked off-air

The National Weather Service is working to restore the signal as quickly as possible.

MACON, Ga. — The National Weather Service's weather radio transmitter located at the Georgia Forestry Commission in Macon is offline. It went offline late Sunday night as storms rolled through Macon-Bibb County.

The tower transmits weather alerts to NOAA weather radios in Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Houston, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Twiggs, and Wilkinson Counties. 

Strong storms are possible during typical summer afternoons in central Georgia. It's important to have alternative ways to receive weather alerts, one of which can be the 13WMAZ app.

If an alert, like a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued, weather radios will not go off while the tower is down. The National Weather Service does not have an estimated restoration time as of Wednesday morning. 

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