Power Restoration

Walton EMC crews get to work Monday afternoon, June 15, 2020, after thunderstorms knock out power in southwestern Walton County. The co-op lost 14 poles in the storm.

MONROE, Ga. — All but one Walton EMC customer in the county had service restored within 24 hours of Monday’s severe thunderstorms.

“We had about 1,100 out in Walton County last night with 13 broken poles,” Greg Brooks, the community and public relations director for Monroe-based Walton Electric Membership Corp., said Tuesday.

The storms hit about 4:30 p.m. Monday. The worst damage in Walton County was in the area of Cannon Farm, Sandy Creek and Center Hill Church roads in the southwestern part of the county.

No one was injured, Assistant Chief Craig League of Walton County Fire Rescue said.

The National Weather Service said the damage was a result of “significant wind gusts” with hail.

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