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Cook County restores power to 800 customers

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

COOK COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Power has been restored to about 800 Cook County residents who lost their electricity during last night's severe storms.

But it wasn't just the storm that caused the outage.  Just before the bad weather rolled in, the City of Adel's Electric Department were scrambling to fix a jumper that had burnt out.

Later, the county received hundreds of lightning strikes between 8:30 AM and 12:30 AM, which blew out seven transformer fuses.

"We sure had a big problem.  The lightning was atrocious," says Rene Cowart, Assistant Superintendent of the Adel Electric Department.

Thanks to some long late night efforts by the electric company, power was restored to all residents early this morning.

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