Here's a (preliminary) list of where Wednesday storms caused damage in metro Atlanta

They heard a loud explosion. 20 minutes later, they smelled smoke.

During a second bout of severe weather in one week, three rounds of storms brought trees down, lightning fires and even possible tornadoes.

Here's a round up of some of where that damage happened across the metro area.

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CARROLL COUNTY

Carroll County was hard hit by Monday's severe weather, which ripped off the roof of a local fire station, but on Wednesday morning managed to escape significant damage. However, during a third round of severe weather, Carrollton seemed to be in the line of fire again.

By 5:30 p.m. hail stones the size of baseballs were falling just over the border of Carroll County in Cleburn, Ala., and by 5:45 p.m. a tornado warning had extended into Carroll County. The National Weather Service has not yet confirmed whether an actual tornado touched down in the county.

PHOTOS | Carrollton during round 2 of severe weather

COWETA COUNTY

Straight line winds uprooted an oak tree and snapped some pine trees in the Sharpsburg area. Storms also knocked down some power lines, but crews were able to clean it up rather quickly, according to 11Alive's Doug Richards, who was reporting from the area Wednesay.

On Thursday, the National Weather Service confirmed that a short track EF-1 tornado near Sharpsburg in eastern Coweta Co.

DEKALB COUNTY

11Alive's Melissa Lee was keeping track of rain and flooding in Dunwoody when she came across a downed tree off of Vernon Springs Drive. Crews were working to clear that tree, which fortunately fell away from a home and into the street.


 

FORSYTH COUNTY

Residents in Forsyth County were shaken by storms early Wednesday after lightning was blamed for four house fires, including one on Gran Forest Drive in Cumming, Ga.

PHOTOS | 4 Forsyth County homes struck by lightning

GWINNETT COUNTY

In Lilburn, a huge oak tree split in half and fell into a family's home. 11Alive's Rebecca Lindstrom talked to the family who told her a 90-year-old woman managed to escape house fire thought to have been caused by lightning Wednesday in Gwinnett County. She was there on the scene and captured video.

 

 

PHOTOS | Storm damage in Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County Firefighters also responded to several house fires across the county, suspected to be sparked by lightning.

One was around 9:45 a.m. on Winchester Way in Loganville. No one was injured in that fire, but the flames did cause extensive damage to the home, officials said. Around 9:50 a.m., crews arrived to a home on Bowers Brook Drive SW in Lilburn and found flames and smoke coming from the home's attic. No one was injured in that accident. Fire crews responded to a third home on Trailblazer Way in Lilburn around 10:00 a.m. to find it on fire. There were also no injuries reported in that fire, either.

NEWTON COUNTY

During rounds 1 and 2 of severe weather in the metro area, portions of Newton County were under a tornado warning. Later in the day, the National Weather Service said it was possible a tornado hit in the area near Wapakonata Trail. The NWS confirmed multiple houses were damaged, several trees were on houses and multiple power lines were down.

SPALDING COUNTY

Spalding County, which had already suffered through damage from an EF-0 tornado on Monday, had to deal with more trees down. 

Jim Murray's home was damaged by some of those falling limbs, which sent chunks of pine tree branches into the side of his home in Griffin.

"A little thunder, not much, then all of a sudden – blam," he told 11Alive. "It just hit the tree and exploded. Really no warning at all. None."

WALTON COUNTY

Winds and rain in Walton County were so strong, a fire truck was overturned on Centerhill Church Rd. at Emmett Still. The Walton County Sheriff's Office said the truck was sideswiped by a garbage truck. There were only minor injuries from the incident. 

Several trees and power lines were also knocked down blocking roads and damaging homes. In Oxford, Ga., our SkyTracker11 saw trees on homes and cars. In one area, several trees were snapped like twigs and thrown in different directions.

Photos | Storm damage in Oxford, Ga.

11Alive will be rounding up more damage from Wednesday's storms and will be adding more details on storm damage as it becomes available. Stick with us for the latest. 

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