The National Weather Service issued a series of severe weather alerts throughout the day Saturday, as several middle Georgia counties remain under a tornado watch until 8 p.m.
The storms brought hail and winds, knocking down trees and knocking out power for hundreds of midstate residents.
Georgia Power is reporting more than 200 Middle Georgia customers without power, with most outages in the Macon area. Flint Energies reported more than 260 members without power.
Parts of Baldwin, Wilkinson, Hancock, Washington, Pulaski, Houston and Dooly counties were issued tornado warnings throughout the afternoon, but officials in those counties had no reports of injuries or structural damage.
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Bleckley, Crisp, Dodge, Dooly, Houston, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair, Wheeler and Wilcox counties remain under watch until 8 p.m.A tornado watch has been lifted for Bibb, Crawford, Peach, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties.
Georgia Power spokesman John Kraft encouraged residents to watch out for downed power lines as they head out after the storm. Customers can report outages by calling Georgia Power at 888-891-0938. If available, an automated system will give customers a time estimate for power to be restored, Kraft said.