RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Widespread north Georgia storms resulted in several trees down and leaves around 1,500 without power.
Rabun County EMA instructs the public to not assume the power is off to a line and to stay away from any downed lines.
The Mathis Dame gate is open and some other areas are flooded. Crews will be working throughout the day to restore power and remove the damage.
EMA also asks the public to check on neighbors while social distancing and take care of each other.
From Habersham EMC:
“Approximately 4,183 meters currently out throughout service area. Habersham remains largest affected county with approximately 3,141 meters out. Lee Electric and McAllister crews are working to assist HEMC personnel.
Please avoid downed lines and treat all as if energized.
Continue to report outages and hazards by phone:
Rabun was under a tornado watch until 8 a.m. The storm was mainly to the west and reported winds of up to 60 mph. A tornado did touch down in Murray County with five confirmed dead and 23 injured.
Fetch Your News will update as more information becomes available.
Feature image from Habersham EMC.