Trees down and power lines down in Seminole County

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DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (WTVY) - Georgia saw some of the strongest winds from Irma, bringing down trees and limbs in Seminole County.

Irma had already weakened to a tropical storm by the time it crossed over the state line Monday morning.

The 45 mph gusts in and around the Donalsonville area were enough to bring down several trees and power lines.

No roads are closed right now, but crews are working to remove debris from the streets.

Many people were without power as of Monday afternoon.

One person was watching the weather from his screen porch when he suddenly saw a tree snap in his front yard.
"Well, I was sitting on the porch, standing on the porch, just looking to see if it was going to blow over or anything,” explains Earnest Allen, Donalsonville resident. “But, this is the worst hurricane I done seen down in this area since the ‘80s when Hurricane Kate came through."

The Seminole County EMA is encouraging people to stay off the roads until everything is cleaned up.