ATLANTA -- The first full week of Spring is hardly typical as metro Atlanta is under a wind advisory with another night of freezing temperatures on the horizon.
In McDonough at Southern Belle Farms, Jake Carter fights the wind to protect his livelihood. Weeks of warm weather encouraged acres of strawberry plants to bloom. Another freeze could kill them before they have a chance to produce fruit.
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"That is a great concern for us obviously," said Carter. "That's our livelihood and that's what we want to protect."
In some fields, Carter covers the plants with a protective sheet. In other areas he'll use water to coat the plants in a protective bubble.
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In Mableton, the wind toppled an oak tree onto power lines.
"It was a loud crack," said neighbor Kariss Brownlee. "It sounded almost like lightning. That's what I thought it was until my mom said a tree fell."
The weather has been a plus for Lake Lanier. After years of drought, the area's biggest source of drinking water is at its highest level in nearly two years. There's been so much rain, the lake is up 11 feet since the start of the year.