Storm damage in Cedartown (Courtesy: Latoyia Spurgeon/FOX 5 viewer)
ATLANTA - Some of the afternoon popup storms across north Georgia and metro Atlanta turned severe, prompting warnings for multiple counties on Wednesday afternoon.
Damage reports from the storms came into the FOX 5 Storm Team all afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m., a severe storm in LaGrange brought down trees along Greenwood Street.
Well north of there and around the same time, trees, power lines and hail came down during a separate severe storm in the Peek Forest Park are of Cedartown. The storm stayed over the area causing about 3 inches of rainfall per hour.
Strong winds and heavy rains in the Carrollton area prompted a Severe Thunderstorm Warning there.
Severe storms also moved through Coweta County where damage to trees and power lines were reported in the Willow Creek subdivision near Newnan as well as at Buddy West Road and Happy Valley Circle and Colley Street and Alexander Road.
Floyd County emergency managers said downed power lines due to a severe storm there forced the closure of Highway 27 at Sike Storey Road near Armuchee.
Towards the early evening hours, the severe storms started popping up in Gwinnett and Hall counties. Authorities said several pine trees were snapped and fell on homes along Rockbridge Drive, Copper Grove and Little Mill Road in Gwinnett County. Several power lines were downed as well. About three separate house fires were attributed to lightning strikes, according to fire officials.
The same storm also produced nickel-size hail.
Officials said lightning also struck a home in Forsyth County near Coal Mountain.
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The FOX 5 Storm Team is tracking the storms.