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WG&L spends $47K on storm

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Albany Public Works Director Phil Roberson. Albany Public Works Director Phil Roberson.
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Recent storm damage in Albany and Dougherty County wasn't severe enough for the city or county to get federal assistance with the cleanup.

Seven thousand WG&L customers lost power when strong winds knocked over more than two dozen trees April 5th.

It cost city public works and Water, Gas, and Light about $47,000 to clean up from the storm, but that doesn't include private property damage.  

"Our only obligation is to move it out of the road to free up emergency traffic and also to take debris once the public brings it out to the side," said Albany Public Works Director Phil Roberson.

Public works crews spent two days cleaning up from the storms. Eight homes and one vehicle were damaged in Albany.

That was some of the $50 million in property damage reported to insurance companies statewide.