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More than 16,000 without power across Georgia during severe weather

Storm Survivor: Club owner, musician nicknamed “Lucky” rides out tornado in his truck

A wave of storms with possible tornadoes ripped through east Alabama and west Georgia on Sunday afternoon, leaving fatalities in its wake. David McBride rode out the storm in his truck, next to The Buck Wild Saloon, which he owns. Here's his story.
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A wave of storms with possible tornadoes ripped through east Alabama and west Georgia on Sunday afternoon, leaving fatalities in its wake. David McBride rode out the storm in his truck, next to The Buck Wild Saloon, which he owns. Here's his story.

Thousands are without power as severe weather rips through Georgia.

In the Columbus area, more than 11,000 Georgia Power residents had no electricity about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. About 800 in Macon were also without power.

Across the state, more than 16,000 residents lost electricity. At least one tornado was reported in Houston County. In other areas, such as Peach and Crawford, the storms left significant damage behind, including downed trees and damaged buildings.

Two-inch hail was reported at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Bibb County but there was no damage.

Forecasters said the storm would move out of Middle Georgia by 8 p.m. Sunday evening.

Georgia Power publishes an outage map where residents can watch in real-time to see when power will be restored.

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