Thousands without power in coastal Georgia from severe storm

By The Associated Press

More than 125,000 customers mostly in coastal and south Georgia are without power after Hurricane Irma crossed over into the state overnight, bringing high winds and rain.

 

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 125,000 customers mostly in coastal and south Georgia are without power after Hurricane Irma crossed over into the state overnight, bringing high winds and rain.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Holly Crawford said Monday the areas with the most outages are Glynn and Chatham counties. She says the utility company has about 3,400 employees on standby to respond.

Crawford says Georgia Power expects a widespread of damage caused by high winds and fallen trees. The utility company says it must wait until conditions are safe for damage assessment teams to enter the field and begin the restoration process followed by repair crews, which could take several days.

Gov. Nathan Deal declared on Sunday a state of emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia. A tropical storm warning was issued for the first time in Atlanta.

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