Southwest Georgia residents still without power
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:55:00 GMT —
Powerful winds swept up trees and knocked out power lines in Southwest Georgia.
Resident Dottie Turner says due to severe weather last night a tree uprooted and knocked over a power line, but as of 3 p.m. this afternoon she still doesn't have any power.
Water Gas and Light workers were in her neighborhood on Habersham Road this afternoon. Worker Jason Clinton with WGL says they've experienced outages up to the thousands all over Albany and sent out 15 crews since last night.
Dottie Turner says there is no sense of urgency to turn on the power from WGL. Her husband Carl Turner adds there has been little communication between WGL and their neighborhood in regards to the progress and when they should expect power in there home.
Dottie Turner said, "Every time there is bad weather our power goes out."
Turner adds she's genuinely concerned , especially for her elderly neighbor who can't walk and is now stuck inside her home.
The Turner's say they hope the power will be turned back on soon and in the future there will be better communication.
Additionally, Jay Smith, Area Manager for Georgia Power says, they worked 1500 outages in Southern Dougherty County. He adds crews from Valdosta were sent in last night to handle the situation and as of 2 p.m. today they were down to four customers.
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