Strong storms cause damage in metro Atlanta area

Storms storms brought down trees and knocked out power to parts of the metro Atlanta Tuesday.

In Cherokee County, a huge tree toppled onto the Muniz family's home and their SUV in the Little River mobile home park on Old Highway 5. A mother and her three elementary school-aged children were inside the home when the tree came down on top of them, tearing apart the roof and siding.

The children's father and another child weren't home at the time, but rushed back to find that everyone had escaped injury.

About 15 miles to the east and north toward Georgia 400, a tree fell onto a home in the Aaronwood subdivision. The occupants of the home initially thought that the house was on fire. Crews found no fire, but the home did suffer a lot of damage.

On Montgomery Ferry Drive in Atlanta, several lightning strikes brought down a tree, which landed on a moving car. Luckily, there were no injuries. Traffic was blocked in all directions as crews worked to remove the tree and power lines from the road.

Thousands of people were left without power across the state.

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