Bad weather leaves thousands of Augustians without electricity


More than 2,000 people were without power after a strong storm passed through the Augusta area Monday afternoon.

As of 4 p.m., Georgia Power reported 1,979 customers without power in the National Hills area, as well as more minor outages in West Hampton and downtown Augusta, according to Georgia Power’s live outage map.

The utility company sent an alert to residents saying power should be restored to the National Hills area by 5:45 p.m.

The Augusta Fire Department has not yet confirmed any downed trees or power lines.

Severe weather crosses Augusta area

Around 3 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Martinez, Evans and Grovetown. The warning called for winds of 60 mph and possible quarter-sized hail.

A severe thunderstorm warning remained in effect for Aiken, North Augusta and Belvedere until 4:15 p.m. As of 4:10 p.m., 110 customers were without power in Aiken County, according to Dominion’s outage map Energy.

A special weather statement has been issued for Waynesboro, Sardis and Snelling until 5 p.m.

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This article originally appeared on Augusta Chronicle: Severe weather in Augusta causes power outages.

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