Power restored to those hit by storm

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Power says power has been restored to those who had it knocked out by Saturday's storms.

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At the height of the storm, the company says more than 10,000 people lost power.

Because of the outages, the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross had opened a shelter for residents in the Westlake Apartments. There are 16 apartments in the complex that were without power. The Red Cross said Monday morning that the shelter has since been canceled and power to the complex has been restored.

The storms toppled trees onto homes and uprooted them.

On Todd Street on Wilmington Island, as a tree literally split a home in two. The tree came crashing down during the height of Saturday night's storm. No one inside the home was hurt.

Off of Wilmington Island Road, several trees falling across the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Tree removal crews were out there bright and early, powering up chainsaws to remove the limbs and debris. None of the trees went through the roof. The congregation still held services there Sunday morning.

Further down Wilmington Island Road, a family discovered trees crushing two of their cars. The strong winds also tossed some of their yard appliances like toys.

Across the city off of Chatham Parkway, the strong winds and rain brought down trees right on top of a dog house. The Briggs family pet was trapped during the storm until a family member was able to dig him out. The pup made it out OK.

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