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Tracker | Damage reports throughout metro Atlanta region as storm system sweeps through

The storm system produced several confirmed tornadoes and severe thunderstorm warnings all around the region.

ATLANTA โ€” As a storm system has swept through the metro Atlanta region on Thursday afternoon, damage reports are starting to filter in.

The same system has already left a trail of damage in Alabama, and the picture is slowly becoming clearer in Georgia. Several tornadoes were confirmed in metro Atlanta, particularly to the southwest and southeast, and both tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across the region.

RELATED: Large tornado damages buildings, uproots trees in Alabama

We'll be tracking reports of damage as they develop:

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We've heard reports of a badly damaged Hobby Lobby in Griffin. It was looking like Spalding County would be one of the hardest-hit areas from this storm system.

Video shows the damage at the Hobby Lobby along with debris in the area where power poles were snapped. 

Collapsed awning at the Dollar General. Photo courtesy Philip Inglis:

Credit: Courtesy / Philip Inglis

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Praying for those affected by this tornado in Griffin Ga and also surrounding counties

Posted by Ursula Wyatt onย Thursday, January 12, 2023

Very disheveled Walmart parking lot:

Griffin ga Walmart parking lot

Posted by Matthew Ryan Arnold onย Thursday, January 12, 2023

Road collapse reported by GDOT on MLK Jr. Pkwy./GA-16.

Credit: GDOT

Overturned tractor trailer:

Tornado in Griffin ga

Posted by Fawty Cal on Thursday, January 12, 2023

There are also cars flipped over in the Walmart parking lo along W. McIntossh Road in Griffin.


Troup County appears to have been one of the worst-hit zones. This Facebook post shows videos of homes that were devastated in the neighborhood of Baldwin Park.

Oh my god, it absolutely destroyed Baldwin Park Hopefully everybody ok๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿพ

Posted by Dra Bray onย Thursday, January 12, 2023

11Alive Photojournalist is at Baldwin Park, as well:

Credit: Jon Samuels/WXIA
Credit: Jon Samuels/WXIA

Here's a look at some video from that same area in Baldwin Park.

And here's more damage from around Troup County High School:

We were so close to this just now praise the Lord we are all okay! Lagrange Georgia by troup high school

Posted by Macy Presnal onย Thursday, January 12, 2023


Posted by Yrn Ke on Thursday, January 12, 2023

Prayers for Lexington Park.๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Upper Big Spring & Callaway Church Rd area.

Posted by Mikayla Cheyenne onย Thursday, January 12, 2023

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Posted by JaKayla Rodwavewife Huguley onย Thursday, January 12, 2023

Merwiether County

There was a serious tornado threat in Meriwether County at one point, particularly to the town of Gay.

Credit: WXIA

Cobb County

A large warehouse style building had a brick side collapse in Austell. Cobb County asks anyone to avoid Blairs Ridge Rd., Oak Ridge Pkwy. and nearby areas.

The Cobb County Fire Department also tweeted photos that shows house severely damaged by a tree. They said 14 families were displaced along Ivy Log Drive in Austell.

Cobb County officials said the Red Cross is working with some of the residents. The Department of Transportation is also working to clear downed trees.

A tree collapsed onto a house in Acworth:

Credit: WXIA

Carroll County

We've seen several pictures of trees down and damaging homes and cars in Carroll County.

Credit: Carroll County Fire Rescue
Credit: Carroll County Fire Rescue


Here's a photo of a large tree on I-75 South near McDonough.

Credit: GDOT

What appears to be a roof of some kind that flew into McDonough Square, from 11Alive's Cody Alcorn:

Credit: Cody Alcorn/WXIA
Credit: Cody Alcorn/WXIA



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