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Laurens Co. recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael

Claudia Coco (WGXA)

LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. -- The Laurens County community was rocked by Hurricane Michael as it swept through Middle Georgia.

Some in the community said they've been told their power won't be back up until noon on Friday, and people are urged to drive carefully because roads are still closed and debris is down in some areas.

Officials said about 80 percent of people were still without power Thursday, and many local leaders gathered at restaurants because they don't have power.

The Laurens County Sheriff's Office also sustained extensive damage overnight, and all emergency stations - including the jail - operated on generator power as Michael hit.

Officials are requesting that anyone with questions about their power should call their power company with their concerns.


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