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POSTED: April 6, 2011 9:26 a.m.

Downed trees were cleared Tuesday and power was restored to Fort Stewart after severe thunderstorms moved through coastal Georgia early Tuesday morning.
After the storms passed, Liberty County EMA Director Mike Hodges said no additional severe weather had been forecast for the state.
“The line of severe thunderstorms is finally exiting the coast of Georgia,” Hodges said Tuesday. “Over 800 reports of strong and damaging winds occurred yesterday and overnight, to include some here in Liberty County this morning. We can finally begin picking up the downed branches, seek the lost trash-can lids and, hopefully, everyone parked their 67 Shelby GTs in the garage last night so that no debris landed on it.”
Hodges expects a strong area of high pressure will build over Georgia, bringing a warming trend for the remainder of the week, which will “clear out any lingering clouds.” 
However, residents should watch for falling limbs and branches as a cold front could bring strong northwest winds into the area, he said.
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that three people in Georgia were killed due to injuries sustained during the severe weather, and 20 possible tornadoes were sighted in the Southeast, according to the National Weather Service.

 

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