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More than 4,000 without power in midstate

More than 4,000 Middle Georgians were without power as a storm blew through the area Tuesday evening.

Georgia Power reported 3,761 customers without power in Bibb County as of 6:50 p.m. Another 476 Georgia Power customers were in the dark in Jones County. Flint Energies and Central Georgia EMC had fewer than 400 members combined without power in Middle Georgia.

The National Weather Service is reporting a Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of the midstate, including Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach and Twiggs counties. Isolated strong thunderstorms are expected Tuesday night with frequent lightning, strong gusty winds and heavy rain, possibly resulting in flooding.

The best chance for severe weather will be north of a line from Columbus to Macon to Augusta, generally until 10 p.m. The storm is expected to diminish overnight.

Chances of thunderstorms will continue through Monday of next week. Frequent lightning, gusty winds and heavy rainfall will be the primary threats, the weather service reports.

If you have photos of storm damage, email them to online@macon.com. For more on this story, come back to macon.com.

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