Georgia Power crews spent all day and into the night last night restoring power to several areas around Chattooga County.
Danny Fricks with Georgia Power told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio late yesterday afternoon that his crews were still working in the Lick Skillet Road area as well as Maple Street and Briarwood area of Summerville and Marble Springs Road to restore power.
Fricks said that available extra workers were in short supply because the winds had knocked out power in surrounding counties. Over 4,000 customers served by Georgia Powers Trenton office were without power for a large portion of the day yesterday. Some residents in the Walker County area of Cloudland are served by the Trenton office of Georgia Power and remained without power late into the afternoon and early evening.
Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters told AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio yesterday that county work crews were on the job yesterday cleaning up downed trees. Winters said that the county’s main concern was cleaning debris out of roadways and that the county workers would be busy for days to come cleaning up some areas. Also, the county loaned some equipment to the City of Summerville to assist in the clean up from the tornado that struck the downtown area on Friday.
The Red Cross had assisted a family that had been displaced by the tornado last Friday, putting them in a place to stay for up to 3 days. Now that family is looking for a place to stay. If you can help out call 706-895-2846.
The tornado from last week damged 25 structures in the City of Summerville.