ATLANTA - A line of severe thunderstorms upended trees and left thousands of Georgians without power Saturday morning.
According to Georgia Power, more than 22,000 people in North Georgia are experiencing power outages after a strong line of storms hit the area with heavy rain and winds.
In Forsyth County, the winds were strong enough to knock down the roof of a Texaco gas station on Atlanta Highway. A similar thing happened at a Citgo gas station on Canton Highway.
The damage was seen in DeKalb County, Newnan, and more as the storms uprooted trees, which broke power lines and damaged houses.
7/21/18 Take a look at this frightening scene at Lake Oconee this morning. @FOX5Atlanta viewer Chad Smiths saw this enormous #shelfcloud approaching the lake and thankfully he made it to shore safely #gawx #fox5storm #stormhour pic.twitter.com/HD1xr2lfNo— Ryan Beesley (@RyanBeesleyFox5) July 21, 2018
While in some areas the storms have quieted down, a second round of rough weather is expected Saturday afternoon and evening.