Severe thunderstorms brought down trees and power lines from Opelika to Fort Benning and across the entire Columbus-metropolitan area Wednesday afternoon.
The storms, which pushed southeastward, first brought down trees on Highway 29 two miles northeast of Beans Mill in Lee County, Alabama. More trees came down across the Columbus area, including one landed on Hagler Jackson & Walters law office on 3rd Avenue. Viewer submitted images show flooding at Lakebottom and the Ashley Station Apartment complex.
Upwards of five inches of rain fell in the Cusseta area.
At least 2,000 Georgia Power customers lost electricity as the storms roared through. That number had dropped to several hundreds by 6 p.m. et. Alabama Power was unable to compile with our request for outage numbers.
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