Many Areas of Chattooga Lost Power Due to Zeta

Tropical Storm Zeta made an appearance in Northwest Georgia in the predawn hours of Thursday morning.

Heavy winds and rain hit the area around 3:30 AM.  The storm was moving around 25 miles-per-hour and passed through the area quickly.  Many areas saw at least 2 inches of rain in a very short period of time.  While area creeks and rivers quickly filled, there was not a lot of flooding due to the storm passing through so rapidly.

Winds of up to 60 mph were reported across the area, which brought down a good many trees and sent public works crews from the county and municipalities into clean-up mode.

Power outages were reported across the county for both North Georgia EMC and Georgia Power customers.

Both the local television station and the local radio station lost power.

At one point, over 48,000 people in Northwest Georgia were without power due to Tropical Storm Zeta.