Severe weather causes power outages in Coastal Georgia, South Carolina Lowcountry

Published: Aug. 8, 2023 at 9:20 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2023 at 10:17 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Severe storms in the region Tuesday night left thousands of people without power.

Some areas of west Chatham County were heavily affected. Hundreds of people in the area of Little Neck Road and Ogeechee Road lost power Tuesday night, after a tree fell on a power line. When they woke up Wednesday morning, they still didn’t have electricity.

“We heard the pop and then the power went out. We figured it was a transformer, but that’s obviously not what happened there,” resident Diana Kingery said.

Kingery said she and her husband received communication from Georgia Power saying that the power would be back on soon, but the estimated restoration time just kept getting pushed back leaving people without power, or air conditioning, all night long.

“It’s rough. We just bought from the store there, and it’s hot,” resident Aaron Delaney said.

Delaney worried that his fresh groceries might have to go in the trash.

“That’s just money. $400 down the drain. I’m trying not to really think about it, but you’ve got to think about it,” Delaney said.

Those worries are at the top of the minds of those without power. Frustration, turning into something else.

“It’s very frustrating. It’s actually kind of scary. Especially with kids in there, and dogs, in the heat,” Kingery said.

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