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High winds produce some damage in South GA

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

High winds tore down an awing and damaged some cars in Albany, at the Largo Plaza on Dawson Road Tuesday, as a storm passed through. Owners said they will remove the awning soon, and the damage looks worse than it is.

The owner of the children's shoe store says he witnessed the awning come crashing down and says two of his customers a mother and her young son were just about to head out of the store when it came down.

The manager of the complex, Sam Shugart, says it is fortunate no one was injured and expects the damage to be cleaned up Tuesday afternoon.

Fire rescue had to respond in Bainbridge Tuesday morning, when fallen power lines caused a fire on Fowlstown Road.

SowegaLive.com reported that Action GM dealership on U.S. 84 East in Bainbridge, sustained wind damage when high winds blew over a metal shelter on the side of the building.

It was tossed across the parking lot. Employees got the metal debris cleared away.

Rainfall totals were expected to range between two and four inches Tuesday.

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A new tornado watch was issued at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday for 33 Georgia counties. 

The watch, scheduled to run through 2:00 p.m., included the cities of Augusta, Statesboro and Dublin.

A check of the Georgia Power electricity outage website indicates that only a few people were without power, and those were in the Dawson area.

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