Thousands left without power as storm’s winds, rain wreak havoc

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — After a night of heavy wind and rain from Tropical Storm Irma Monday evening left thousands without power, residents are encouraged to use caution and keep themselves safe.

Pickens County Emergency Management director Denise Kwiatek said the county was in “damage assessment mode” on Tuesday.

“We’re checking to see if any bridges were damaged, any roads were damaged, making sure residents are OK and

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