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Hermine storms into Georgia
Damage around state, but no deaths reported
W Tropica Weather Hermi Ledb
A tree service company removes a fallen tree from the roof of a damaged home Friday in Valdosta in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Hermine. - photo by Associated Press
VALDOSTA — Hermine flooded roads and sent trees crashing into homes and power lines Friday across a wide swath of south Georgia, cutting electricity to more than 100,000 customers at one point as the storm roared inland after making landfall in Florida as a hurricane. Still, the overall damage was less than many feared, as Nick Wykoff found out after winds uprooted a burly pecan tree that punched several holes in his roof before dawn Friday. With water leaking into his bedroom, kitchen and garage, the 27-year-old Air Force mechanic braved the nasty weather in Valdosta to go buy extra buckets.
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