Posted: Tuesday, March 19th 2013 at 2:30pm
Ga. man killed by falling tree in thunderstorm
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - A northwest Georgia coroner has confirmed a man was killed in a severe thunderstorm that left tens of thousands of people without power a day later.
Polk County Coroner Trey Litesey confirmed that James Larry Agan died after a falling tree landed on his truck during a thunderstorm Monday evening. Authorities are unsure of Agan's age.
The storm brought high winds and pelted some areas with hail the size of golf balls. Georgia Power officials said 73,000 customers lost power Monday night and about 21,700 were still without service Tuesday afternoon.
As power was still being restored across Georgia Tuesday, Polk County had the highest number of outages statewide, followed by Floyd County, Georgia Power reported. Baldwin, Bibb and Jones counties also had significant numbers of outages, utility officials said.
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