Metro Atlanta feels effects of heavy rain, wind from strong storms

Update: A second round of storms capable of bringing severe weather is moving through North Georgia. Click for live updates as the storm moves through the area Wednesday afternoon and evening. 

A line of severe thunderstorms brought down power lines and trees while causing flooding Tuesday in some areas of metro Atlanta. 

The National Weather Service issued Flash Flood Warnings in metro Atlanta. There were reports of damage from possible tornadoes in West and Middle Georgia. 

Residents across the southeast noted damage and hazards as the storms moved toward Georgia. 

Storm damage across metro Atlanta

Marie Jordan escaped her house through a back door after lightning struck her neighbor's tree sending it crashing onto her home.

"It was very frightening. I just didn't know what to do. It's just a mess," Jordan told FOX 5's Deidra Dukes.

The DeKalb County woman was home alone on a lower floor at the residence on Lloyd Road when she heard a loud noise at around 10:00 am and went upstairs to investigate.

"I went to my front door and realized I couldn't get out," Jordan said. "I couldn't get out my front door. There was a limb inside the house in the living room and up the stairs."

The huge tree had sliced through the home coming to rest in the living room, dining room ,hallway, and a bedroom.

Just around the corner from Jordan's residence, clipping a house on Bull Run Circle.  

"My son says, 'Daddy I hear something crackling,' so when i looked outside the tree was toppling down on my neighbor's house," said Anthony Foster.

Foster said the homeowner wasn't home when it happened.

"I came over here to see the damage," Foster said. "Let him know what was going on."

Jordan said she's worried about that tree for years, fearing something like this might happen.

"I have been looking at that tree for years I have been looking at that tree for years.  I park my car at the top of the driveway, because I was always afraid that tree would come down."

In Cherokee County, firefighters reported a couple of lightning strikes at two homes and flooding streets in Woodstock.

In Cherokee County, firefighters reported a couple of lightning strikes at two homes and flooding streets in Woodstock. (Provided by Cherokee County Fire Department)

Flooding across metro Atlanta

Flooded Water Tank Road in the Macedonia subdivision in Cherokee County.  (Provided by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)

First responders across metro Atlanta urged drivers to use caution on roadways. 

Water Tank Road was flooded briefly in Cherokee County.

Cobb County police warned George Busbee Parkway was affected by floodwaters, but damage was minimal by around 3 p.m.

Flooding at Peachtree Creek in Buckhead area.  (FOX 5 Atlanta)

Peachtree Creek in Atlanta flooded the sidewalk and street nearby. 

Trees, power lines down in metro Atlanta

Intown Atlanta felt affects of damaging winds. 

A tree fell and landed on power lines in the Peachtree Hills neighborhood. 

Storm damage, possible tornadoes in Mississippi, Alabama

Before the line of storms reached Georgia, the system hammered parts of Mississippi and Alabama. Heavy rain caused flooding and there were reports of high winds.

Wind blew rain sideways across a parking lot in Wetumpka, Alabama, northeast of Montgomery.

In Atmore, Alabama, water was seen rising at a busy intersection. 

In Newton, Mississippi, a possible tornado passed through the area Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service is working to confirm a tornado touched down.