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Tropical Storm Irma Middle Georgia damage reports

Tropical Storm Irma blows into Macon

With the strongest winds of Tropical Storm Irma still to come, Macon was already seeing multiple trees down and minor property damage by 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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With the strongest winds of Tropical Storm Irma still to come, Macon was already seeing multiple trees down and minor property damage by 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

Although Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm, the persistent and strong winds are leading to downed trees and power outages in Middle Georgia.

The Macon-Bibb County EMA is warning the strongest winds will come between 2 and 8 p.m. Monday with gusts approaching 70 mph.

Public safety officials are asking people to avoid driving around Monday unless it’s necessary. Below is a compilation of damage reports from across the area.

Macon-Bibb County

Houston County

Monroe County

A fallen tree on Pierce Avenue blocked traffic in both directions early Monday morning as Tropical Storm Irma starts to show its effects in Macon

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