FORSYTH COUNTY - The strong storms that moved through north Georgia Thursday toppled trees and left plenty of damage behind.
"I've never seen anything like it, I felt like we were in the middle of a hurricane," said Gayle Pinkerton.
Pinkerton’s home in Forsyth County was spared by the storm, but her power was not. She says she has a medical condition that makes it hard being in the heat.
"I don't want to go through it again, it's something you don't want to go through," she said.
Hours after the storm moved through people are already hard at work cleaning up the mess left behind.
Power crews are also on the ground restoring electricity to the hundreds of thousands of north Georgians who were plunged into darkness Thursday. The lack of electricity prompted Forsyth County to issue an alert to conserve water while its water plant was offline.
Friday afternoon power was restored, but officials say conservation should continue until Saturday at noon.
Several homes near Bannister Road were damaged by falling trees. Stanley Hinton’s was one of them when strong winds snapped a tree. He was not home at the time, but says he was shocked when he saw the damage.
"We don't have any trees or anything blocking the wind," he said. "So, it was straight line winds coming straight in and that's what caused the biggest part of the damage."
This story has been updated to reflect new information from Forsyth County