Storm reports: Downed trees, power lines in Coastal Empire

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for a number of counties in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry Thursday evening.

To view active alerts for a specific area, visit WSAV’s weather alerts page here.

The storm system caused downed trees and power lines in a few local counties.

Canopy blows away in area of Airport Road in Hinesville (courtesy Allen Perkins, News Now Georgia)

Allen Perkins of News Now Georgia shared photos with News 3 of a tree that fell on a power line near Fraser Drive Thursday afternoon.

On the other side of town in the area of Airport Road, Perkins said a road canopy blew across a roadway.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Jacksonville has received county-wide reports of downed trees and power lines in Bacon and Jeff Davis counties Thursday night.

The NWS also reports 47 mph winds were measured at the south end of Tybee Island.

As per usual in Savannah, heavy rains brought some flooding to the city, including on Paulsen and 60th streets.

As of 11 p.m., dozens of Georgia Power customers are without power, according to their outage map.

In the Savannah area, about 85 customers are being affected by three outages. Over in Alma, more than 20 customers are experiencing an outage.

Let WSAV know what you’ve seen in your area by sending photos or videos to But as Storm Team 3 said best, do not put yourself in harm’s way to get a storm picture.

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