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Storm knocks out much of Long County's power
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Ludowici dispatcher Samantha Strickland was busy this past Friday night. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI -- A storm that brought heavy rain, rough winds and severe lightning Friday night did damage throughout several areas of Long County, resulting in power being down for many.
Power crews from Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation worked from 7:30-11:30 p.m., getting power back up in the county.
Ludowici Police Department Communications Dispatcher Samantha Strickland said people started reporting their power out around 8.
On Barrett Cemetery Road, a power line fell across the road, as a result of the wind.  For safety purposes, EMC crews blocked traffic. The technicians were able to start letting traffic pass through a little after 10, and finished work at the location at around 11.
On Persimmons Boulevard a transformer was apparently struck by lightning, knocking off the power to residents not only on that road, but also in portions of Rye Patch Road.
A tree fell across a power line in Davenport Acres, at around 9:30, knocking off the power to that area. Also affected by this line being down were many homes off Elim Church Road.
Lightning also played apart in the power outage on Revis Blocker Road on Highway 196.  
"We were pretty quite, except for all the power outages," Strickland said.
Fortunately, the storm had passed over Long County by midnight, and there were no reports of anyone being hurt during the tense time.

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