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Severe weather hits South Georgia near midday

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February 26, 2008

Albany -- The storms knocked down trees and power lines in several South Georgia Counties.

In Ashburn, authorities report damage to some businesses in Turner county, numerous trees and limbs down and power outages.  No report of injuries so far. 

There are also reports of trees and power lines down in Ben Hill and Irwin County.  A tornado warning was issued for Lowndes County at 12:30pm, and expired at 12:45.  

No injuries were reported in Lowndes County, however, there is storm damage in the Clyattville area south of Valdosta.  

Mitchell EMC was working to restore power to about 200 customers in the Doles area of Worth County. 

Georgia Power reported about 730 customers without power in the Tifton Area. 

We have crews in several areas of South Georgia.  WALB will bring you a full report this evening at 5:00pm and 6:00pm