Bainbridge struggling to return to normal after Michael

Posted at 4:54 PM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 14:01:30-04

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (WALB) - The City of Bainbridge is one of many in our area struggling to get back to normal, following the Category 4 hurricane. 

When Hurricane Michael hit Bainbridge it was a Category 3 hurricane. The estimated 111 to 129 mile per hour wind whipped out almost 100-percent of the power in the city. But now the city is starting to show signs of life again. 

Even now, looking around the city you can still see the damage, hundreds of downed trees and downed power lines.

Chief of Police Frank Green said the city made tremendous progress from a week ago. Now dozens of homes and businesses left in the dark only a few days ago have power again.

"Everything's getting better. Local and state government agencies have worked together to get us to get the community back on line," said Green. "We've been very productive. Unfortunately there's still people without power." 

Green doesn't have an exact estimate for how many are still without power, but reassures that crews are working around the clock to try to restore it to the city.