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The remnants of Tropical Storm Sally caused headaches on Wednesday night into Thursday.  The storm brought heavy winds and torrential rain to Georgia.  Power outages, downed trees, and flooded streets were common at the height of the storm.

The Gwinnett County Fire Department responded to a call about a tree down on a home in the 1500 block of Rock Springs Road NE in Buford at approximately 9:21 a.m.  Upon arrival, crews found a large pine tree had come down onto the home causing “substantial damage to the structure” according to Captain Tommy Rutledge.  The residents of the home were present at the time of the incident but managed to escape unharmed.

According to the City of Buford Manager, Bryan Kerlin, a tree fell onto a power line in the Pebblebrook neighborhood off of Thompson Mill Road.  The line is handled by Jackson EMC.  He also noted that a crepe myrtle tree had broken on E. Main Street at the Old Town subdivision.

Georgia Power reports an estimated 1,980 customers are without power in southern Hall County.  Customers in Suwanee have also reported small scale power outages there.

— Staff Reports

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