BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Powerful winds from Hurricane Matthew are still hitting downtown Savannah. The storm was were bending treetops at dawn Monday in Savannah’s downtown historic district, where shattered limbs from burly live oak trees littered East Bay Street near the city’s riverfront.
The hurricane weakened to a category one storm with winds around 85 mph Saturday morning.
More than 100,000 residents were without power in coastal Georgia as gusty winds strengthened and rain grew more severe with Hurricane Matthew continuing its path north just off the coast Saturday. Outages could climb overnight in the storm-struck counties of Chatham, Glynn, Camden and McIntosh, Georgia Power spokesman John Kraft said. Gov. Nathan Deal called up an additional 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops to assist state and local authorities with the emergency response to Matthew.