Intense storms move through metro Atlanta

Strong storms moved through the metro Atlanta on Wednesday, taking down trees and causing power outages for some residents.

In Cobb County, the storm dumped heavy rain and brought intense lightning.

On Hickory Grove Road, several trees fell during the storm. One tree speared through James Scroggins' living room, while several other trees toppled on a home next door.

Cobb firefighters said they were swamped during the quick-moving storm.

Over in Hall County, residents on Chadwick Drive outside of Oakwood seemed to bear the brunt of the storm. Many trees came down in a half-mile radius.

A 50-foot tree snapped at the root and was brought down. Some residents said they thought they saw signs of a tornado.

No tornadoes have been confirmed by weather authorities.

Neighbors said the clouds got dark and the rain was heavy, with the wind bending trees sideways. Many folks sought shelter.

As of 6 p.m., more than 8,000 Georgia Power customers were without power.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment