ATLANTA - The Fulton County Jail stopped accepting new detainees after power was knocked out during Friday’s storms.
Officials say the cause of the power outage was a tree which brought down a nearby power line.
Deputies say backup generators are operating, but as a safety precaution, new inmates were not being accepted due to safety and security issues.
Fulton County Jail (FOX 5)
Georgia Power says as of 9 p.m. more than 33,000 customers were without power with about 15% of those being in Fulton County.
The Georgia Electric Membership Corporation reports just an additional 30,000 outages were reported.
LifeLine Animal Project puts out urgent call for fosters
Flooding impacted the LifeLine Midtown location on Friday as a storm pretty much sat over the city for hours dumping rain.
LifeLine Midtown was flooded by the storms on July 21, 2023.
Photos released by the rescue show the floors flooded.
They are putting a call out for people to help foster some of the animals currently in the shelter.
"If you can bring a dog home temporarily, even just for the night," the post to its Facebook page reads in part.
LifeLine Midtown was flooded by the storms on July 21, 2023. (Lifeline Animal Project)
The shelter will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday.
LifeLine Midtown is located at 981 Howell Mill Road NW.
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