Blairsville, GA – Storms last night, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, clobbered the southern part of Union County, especially around Suches, with high winds and lots of rain. Lt. Bren Long of the Union County Fire Department (UCFD) said the north and east parts of Union County were largely spared the wrath of TS Irma last night and this morning; but the south and west parts of the county didn’t fare so well. Long said UCFD was forming chain saw crews to help BRMEMC and the Union County Road Department clear roadways and power line right-of-ways of downed trees and brush so power can be restored to residents in the area.
A Windstream technician confirmed that they were having a lot of storm related issues in the southern part of Union County and in Suches, as well as a downed power line in Blairsville.
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