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Storms pound parts of metro Atlanta

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ATLANTA -- Heavy rains dumped inches of water around Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon. 

PHOTOS | Storm damage and flooding

The rains caused damage and flooding from the northern suburbs to the southwest Atlanta. 

Some of the first reports of storm damage came from McDonough, where seven to eight semi-trailors overturned, trapping a man at the Briggs and Stratton truck yard. He suffered non-lifethreatening injuries and was taken to the hospital as a precaution. The parked trucks were blown over by gusty winds. 

In southwest Atlanta, on Mayson Turner Road, a 40-year-old tree fell while a man was sitting, nearby, on his porch. 

Across town, on Northside Drive, police had to divert traffic during the afternoon commute because of flooding due to clogged storm drains. Some reports say the flooding on some sections of the street was up to four feet deep.  

And an entrance ramp from I-75/85 to 166-Langford Parkway was temporarily blocked due to flooding at around 5 p.m.; it was opened shortly after the rain subsided. 

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