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Overnight winds cause power outages, down trees

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A tree limb goes through the roof of an Ellabell home. A tree limb goes through the roof of an Ellabell home.

Thousands of power outages have been reported throughout the state. 

A Georgia Power representative says that metro areas such as Atlanta and Savannah were hit the hardest overnight due to high winds and down trees.

A tree limb went through the roof of a home in Ellabell. In Savannah, there were a reported 400 customers without power Friday morning. On Thursday night in Atlanta, there were 10,000 outages reported. That area is down to about 900 customers without power. 

Georgia Power dispatched crews throughout the night to work on the outages. The company said Savannah residents should have power back by noon Friday. 

Some of the hardest hit areas were around Hunter Army Airfield and in Liberty County. 

Officials urge people to stay away from down power lines and call them if you see any. A live wire can look like a dead wire and can be deadly. To report an outage, call Georgia Power at 888.891.0938.

A Palmetto Electric representative said they had 1,400 to 1,500 outages on Thursday night due to weather.  

One of the bigger power failers was in Jasper County around the Bee Creek neighborhood. It happened around 2 a.m.. Palmetto Electric restored power at about 4 a.m. The outage was due to a limb on a line. Jasper had about 396 people without power.

The other big outage was on Hilton Head Island, which effected about 951 customers due to downed limbs. It happened in the Palmetto Hall neighborhood. Crews restored power at about 2 a.m.

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