Carrollton residents shaken but ready for Wednesday's storms

Carrollton residents are facing their second wave of storms.

CARROLLTON, Ga. - Heavy winds and intense rains returned to Carroll County Wednesday, just a day after storms blew through the area on Monday.

There is not additional damage but residents have been on edge all day today with the new storms moving in. So far on Wednesday, there has been heavy rain, thunder and lightening but nothing like it was on Monday.

Amy Floyd said she's going to be nervous all day. She was home Monday when a tornado tore through her neighborhood. Her building was damaged and objects were hitting her window during the worst of it.

Photos | Carrollton during round 2 of severe weather

As Wednesday's weather loomed, she said she couldn't sleep because she wanted to be ready. 

"I kept on waking up through the middle of the night checking the radar...I had all my stuff charged. I was ready to run down the stairs with my phone, my laptop and everything ready to go," Floyd said.

Trees were ripped from the ground, siding from homes and a student captured video of a roof being ripped from a fire station.

VIDEO: Storm blows roof off of Carrollton fire station on Monday

In Dallas, Ga. several roads had slight flooding because of heavy rain. Images from Main Street show the road partly covered by water but 11Alive's Joe Henke said the water levels were slowing going down.

Megan Marshall is the manager of the food pantry Helping Hands and said they were slower than usual on Wednesday. She said the memory of what happened Monday is fresh in people's minds.

Dozens of tornado warnings were issued throughout Wednesday morning and afternoon in metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. There were reports of damage in several counties.

Photos | Slight flooding in Dallas, Ga. after April 4 storms

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