Power Out for Five Hours in Kemper County

Overnight storms led to a widespread power outage in Kemper County early Thursday.

The entire county was without power for about five hours.

"I noticed that everything was dark and there were no lights on in town or anything, and so I was a little afraid to get out at the store myself, being the only place open in town," said Debra Gowdy, manager of Handy Mart in DeKalb. "Yes, it put us behind, but fortunately, I have Kim here and she was able to ring up a few things without the register and so we were able to get a few customers waited on this morning."

Power was fully restored county-wide by 8:45 a.m.

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