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Gusty winds cause widespread power outages overnight

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High winds sweeping over the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry overnight caused widespread power outages.

Thousands were without power in the early morning hours Wednesday due to the heavy wind gusts. Luckily, there were no reports of any damage. 

Power crews worked overnight to restore power around the area, and thanks to their hard work, only 40 outages still remain in Chatham County. Other surrounding areas have almost completely been restored. 

The Chatham County Emergency Management Agency offers the following windy weather tips:

  • Remove dead or rotting trees & branches (that could fall and cause power outages, damage, or injury) 
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away (and cause damage) 
  • Shutter windows & secure outside doors

Check power outage maps here

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