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article imageTropical Storm Andrea approaches coastal Georgia Special

By Kay Mathews     Jun 6, 2013 in Environment
Savannah - Tropical Storm Andrea is making its way to Georgia's "Coastal Empire" and the center of the storm is expected to be near Savannah. A tropical storm warning and a flash flood watch are currently in effect, and power outages are already occurring.
Savannahnow.com reports that "Coastal Georgia is hunkering down a little bit Thursday as the season’s first named storm, Tropical Storm Andrea, whips into the area."
WSAV reported on the warning and watch, and notes that "Due to already saturated grounds, tree limbs / downed trees due to strong winds may lead to isolated/scattered power outages over the next 24-48 hours."
The effects of TS Andrea are already being felt. In the Savannah area, thick clouds cover the sky and rain is pouring down.
Dark clouds  rain  and power outages in Savannah due to Tropical Storm Andrea.  Savannah  Ga.  6/6/1...
Dark clouds, rain, and power outages in Savannah due to Tropical Storm Andrea. Savannah, Ga. 6/6/13
This afternoon the power went out along Waters Avenue, which means that the traffic lights are out. Drivers were attempting to maneuver their way through traffic at the corner of Waters Ave. and Eisenhower Drive. When stopping at the Enmark Gas Station at 7406 Waters Ave., I was greeted by a manager who told me that the power was out and that they could not process any electronic transactions.
The traffic light at the corner of Waters Ave. and Mall Blvd. was also out, and once again drivers were managing to continue their afternoon commute.
Dark clouds  rain  and power outages in Savannah due to Tropical Storm Andrea.  Savannah  Ga.  6/6/1...
Dark clouds, rain, and power outages in Savannah due to Tropical Storm Andrea. Savannah, Ga. 6/6/13
This is clearly not the peak of the storm. WSAV indicates that "the height of the storm will be later this evening into the overnight." The National Weather Service states that, for Southeast Georgia and Southeast South Carolina later tonight and early Friday morning, "direct impacts from Andrea will be felt including tropical storm force winds along coastal areas...torrential rains...and isolated tornadoes mostly along the coast."
Georgia Power has a storm plan in action and linemen at the ready. For residents of coastal Georgia, Savannahnow.com states, "To report a power outage Georgia Power customers can call 888-891-0938 to report an outage. Customers can also monitor outage status or report an outage online at www.georgiapower.com."
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