The worst home damage is in the Cason and Lindsey Chapel Road areas, according to officials. Even though the damage was fierce, officials said the storm ended with no injuries or deaths.
Polk County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) officials said they are also without phone service because of a downed tree on lines.
They are currently operating and coordinating work on storm damage using only cell phones.
The county manager’s office is aware of the situation and is taking messages for the EMA, according to county officials.
Previously reported: Georgia Power said that around 950 customers were without power as of 1:20 p.m. in Polk County.
More than 500 residents in Rockmart remain without power and two roads in Polk County still have trees crossing them, according to residents and officials.
Residents in Rockmart’s Goodyear Village still have downed lines across some of its main streets. Residents said they have called Georgia Power but no power crews are in site.
Polk County road crews started out their work day clearing downed tress off nine roads, according to acting Road Superintendent Randall Green.
“As soon as we got word where the trees were, we were out clearing the roads,” Green said.
Those roads are Grover Road, Lindsey Chapel Road, North Bellview Road, Tuck Street, Puckett Road, Old Mill Road, Substation Road, Old Esom Hill Road and East Point Road.
Green said trees remain down on Grover Road and Old Mill Road because they are waiting on Georgia Power to remove power lines which fell with the trees.
Approximately 20 separate events are causing the power outages in Polk, most probably due to downed trees and lines, according to Georgia Power. The company was not able to give specific information on when the power would be restored due to the number of outages in Northwest Georgia.
Most of the damage done by the storm has been to Floyd County where Georgia Power says 14,500 customers are still without power.
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