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Storms can be expensive

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

August 28, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - When big storms move through Albany, they can be expensive to Water, Gas and Light.   When this storm moved through the area on July 22nd, it created major problems for the utility.  

Winds created outages all over the city and a utility pole had to be replaced. That one night cost WG&L about $20,000. 

Lee Hayslip of Water, Gas, and Light said, "We had 38 people working that night that worked all through the night and you know, that's overtime house, because it's off duty hours and then we had another $7,000 worth of material costs that had to be purchased for replacement of those parts that were damaged during the storm."

 Even though Tropical Storm Fay did cause some problems and hundreds of outages for Water, Gas and Light, it wasn't as costly as the July 22nd storm.

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