Swift-moving storm topples trees in DeKalb County

- Georgia Power crews were scattered about Saturday night after the quick-moving storm toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands.

Firefighters wrapped caution tape around a big fallen tree on Willa Drive in unincorporated Decatur. DeKalb County told FOX 5 News about forty trees fell in the county including the one on Willa Drive.

"Power went out at six o'clock. All of a sudden everything went whoop. What do you mean whoop? All the electricity went out," said Stanley Carroll, one of the residents on Willa Drive.

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The tree knocked power out to the neighborhood where residents have been having an ongoing issue with speeders.

Resident Jim Rodgers said before the fire department blocked off the road the fallen tree caught some of those fast drivers by surprise.

"Well, they ran into the tree after it fell. You can't see the limbs cause of the leaves. Anybody hurt when they ran into the tree? No," said Rodgers.

In Sandy Springs a big downed tree cut off access to homes on Forest Valley Drive which meant an alternative route for Shayna Fix.

"So I drove back and had to go through these people's yard and I think I'm going to grab an Uber to where I'm going. Cause you can't out right now? Correct," said Fix.

She said the power outage woke her up when the big tree fell. Sandy Springs Police kept residents a safe distance from the tree. For Logan Steele and family it was not the welcome home they expected after the Braves game.

"We just got home, came from the Braves game and here we go another tree down luckily it wasn't on our property and we got someone's on our street," said Steele.

Late Saturday night Georgia Power's website indicated power outages of varying sizes in DeKalb County, Stone Mountain, Atlanta, Snellville and McDonough among other locations.

At one point more than 21,000 customers were without power. By eleven o'clock there were about six customers without power.

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