After the Big Blow of 2017

After the Big Blow of 2017

She’s gone now, with all weather warnings cancelled for this area. But stormy Irma came calling in Fayette and Coweta counties Sept. 11, leaving a wake of downed trees and power lines.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office at Peachtree City’s Falcon Field recorded a wind gust of 40 mph at 2:53 p.m. Monday as the brunt of Tropical Storm Irma blew through. Rainfall was 2.25 inches by just before 8 p.m. Sept. 11, according to the NWS local website.


Above, tree down on Fishers Luck in Peachtree City. Photo/Peggy Thomas.


Thousands of electrical customers across the two counties lost power Monday, including the Waffle House at Gingercake Road in Fayetteville. Though the building was dark, the door was propped open to vent the grill and the restaurant was still officially open for business, offering a limited menu.

The Citizen lost power at press deadline Monday in Fayetteville, resulting in proofreading pages by iPhone light.

Dozens of residents had to contend with fallen trees, including several pictured in Peachtree City.

Peachtree City government offices were scheduled to reopen Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Photos accompanying this story are from David Anders (Southern Shore, Kedron Drive and Glisten View), Peggy Thomas (Fishers Luck) and Joyce Beverly Gingercake Waffle House).

Tree down on Kedron Drive. Photo/David Anders.
Tree down on Kedron Drive. Photo/David Anders.
Downed tree on Glisten View in Peachtree City. Photo/David Anders.
Downed tree on Glisten View in Peachtree City. Photo/David Anders.
Tree down across road in Peachtree City's Southern Shore neighborhood. Photo/David Anders.
Tree down across road in Peachtree City’s Southern Shore neighborhood. Photo/David Anders.

 

 

Gingercake Waffle House open for business despite loss of power. Photo/Joyce Beverly.
Gingercake Waffle House in Fayetteville open for business despite loss of power. Photo/Joyce Beverly.