Storm cleanup continues, power outages remain Saturday morning

Saturday, Mar 4, 2023–9:31 a.m.

-David Crowder, WRGA News-

Cleanup continued on Saturday morning from the storm that rolled through the area on Friday, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts of close to 60 mph.

Storm damage at Model Elementary School on Friday

Meanwhile, 2,246 Georgia Power customers remained without power as of 9:30 a.m. According to the Georgia Power Outage Map, the estimated restoration time is 4 p.m. Saturday. Some of the largest outages are in the area of East Hermitage Road, and along Horseleg Creek Road.

Model Elementary sustained damage when an awning was blown from the building.

Berry College and Shorter College also had trees down .

We have a video of some of the damage in the aftermath of Friday’s storm

Photo of a tree down at Berry College contributed by Leigh Graves Rolan

According to Floyd County E-911, dispatchers fielded 545 calls from 1:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Friday. That’s compared to 159 on Thursday. There were 26 wrecks on Friday and 65 instances of trees or power lines down on houses in Floyd County. Dispatchers also answered 60 calls regarding trees in the road and traffic lights being out lights out.

Another view of the damage at Berry College. Photo by Leigh Graves Rolan

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