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Wind advisory posted, damage reported in southern Middle Georgia

A wind advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday for central and northern Georgia.

The National Weather Service expects winds of up to 25 miles per hour gusting up to 35 miles per hour which could knock down tree limbs, blow around small objects or lightweight lawn chairs and driving in high profile vehicles may be difficult.

Wednesday's strong winds damaged a house and blew down numerous trees across southern parts of Middle Georgia.

The National Weather Service preliminary damage report states straight line winds are blamed for damage to a house between Soperton and Mount Vernon in Treutlen County where three trees were also down in Lothair after the storms moved through at about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Laurens County 911 relayed reports of up to a dozen trees down near Dexter in the western end of the county just before 2:30 p.m.

Trees were also down in Dodge, Crisp, Bleckley, Wilcox, Telfair and Wheeler counties.

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