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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia Power says pop up thunderstorms can also be severe possibly knocking out power to homes and businesses.  

Georgia Power wants its customers to be prepared for these thunderstorms, common during the summers. 

If you lose power, disconnect or turn off any appliances that could operate automatically when power is restored.  That could overload circuits and damage the appliances.

"Don't need to leave stoves on.  If you are leaving the house with the power out.  Ovens and that sort of thing.  And then after the storm, pay particular attention if you are outside to trees that are down.  Because they could be hiding wires that are down," said Jay Smith of Georgia Power.        

Georgia Power also urges people to keep their cell phones and tablets charged in case power is interrupted.  You can go to their website in case of power outages, to see if your home is affected and restoration status.

 

 

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