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Storms rock So. Georgia

July 15, 2004

Albany-- Hundreds of people are without electricity after the storms swept through South Georgia. Six hundred Georgia Power customers were without electricity Thursday, and will likely will be until midnight.

Wind gusts of up to 60 miles pe hour brought down trees in many parts of Albany. It uprooted a tree on Shadowlawn off Gordon Avenue in South Albany. It took powerlines with it leaving people in the area without power.

At the corner of Gordon and Drexel, strong winds blew dow another tree. This one didn't take out any power lines but isn't blocking part of the road.  On Gordon Avenue in south Albany where large trees were uprooted. Large trees were also brought down in along Gillionville Road from Tallahassee Road to Eight Mile Road.

And in the Crofton Subdivision off Old Dawson Road, there are trees down.

In East Albany, trees and power lines went down in the Mitchell Avenue area, and there is a good bit of damage in the Radium Springs area, near Redbud Road and Cherry Laurel Lane.

Primary power lines are down on Hibiscus in Radium Springs. Hail, some as large as golf balls, fell is several areas including Five Points. No injuries reported in the afternoon storms.

posted at 6:50PM by dave.miller@walb.com