April 1st severe weather updates

ATLANTA (AP) – A utility company was working to restore power after a strong storm produced wind gusts of more than 80 mph and left thousands of customers without electricity in central Georgia.

Flint Energies reports that more than 6,000 of its customers were without power shortly before 9 a.m. Friday after a storm and tornado warnings in and around Houston County, Georgia, south of Macon.

Earlier, the National Weather Service had issued tornado warnings in the area for parts of Houston, Peach, Crawford, Twiggs and Taylor counties.

The weather service reported that a weather station in the Warner Robins area recorded a peak wind gust of nearly 83 mph as the storms moved through the area.

Crawford County Emergency Management Agency Director Rick Sharon told The Telegraph newspaper that there were numerous trees down and some flooding in this county.

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