COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus fared better of Hurricane Michael than areas south of here.
In several parts of South Columbus, huge trees knocked down power, cable, and phone lines. Georgia Power says the cause of the up-rooted trees may be a combination of soft ground and strong wind. You should watch for debris like leaves, branches, and pine straw scattered across the roads.
A brother and sister from Boston rents a duplex and say they’ve never experienced mother nature like this after a huge tree fell during the storm.
“We didn’t know if it was thunder, you know with lightning, we didn’t know what it was. It was just a crash. We both jumped out of bed. She was in one room and I was in the other. We didn’t know what it was. Thought we needed to jump for cover,” said Laurene and Richard Brown
Downed trees come with downed power lines. Right now, Georgia Power is working to restore power for thousands of people across the state and some could be without for several days.
It may be a few days before the debris is all clear so in meantime, slow down and give your self some extra time on the roads.