Tornado watch for Macon extended, power outages across Middle Georgia

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – More severe weather is heading to Middle Georgia throughout Thursday.

Macon-Bibb Emergency Management Agency extended the tornado watch until 1 p.m.

Rain and heavy winds arrived Macon early Thursday morning, causing trees to fall onto electrical lines off Briarcliff Road.

Some are experiencing power outages.


  • Georgia Power reported 11 outages, affecting 510 customers.
  • Central Georgia EMC reported 81 outages.
  • Flint Energies reported six outages, leaving 875 people without power.
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