Sumter County first responders, neighbors scramble to address storm damage

A curfew is in place for a portion of Sumter County hard hit by storms overnight and early Tuesday morning

Tropical Depression Fred knocked down trees and caused major power outages as it passed through Americus, Georgia. Several homes were damaged and many were without power.

The Americus Police Department said a curfew is in place from sundown to sunrise for areas including Sharon Drive, Sharon Circle, Pine Avenue, Douglas Circle, Pinecrest Drive, and Wanda Way.

"Persons who do not reside in this area will not be allowed to access the area after dark," the department wrote on its Facebook page.

Fire crews were sawing fallen trees with a chainsaw near one Sumter County road after a tree fell near a neighbor's car. 

At the scene, FOX 5 Atlanta's Alex Whittler found a mangled metal carport tangled up in power lines, upturned trampolines blown away by the heavy winds, and dogs who were let loose by the storm.

First responders addressed splintered trees throughout Americus. 

Officials had not found any injuries caused by the storm on Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service has not confirmed a tornado. 

There is no word yet if the NWS will conduct a survey. 

Fallen trees are seen draped on cars in Sumter County. (Photo: FOX 5 Atlanta)

NWS issued a Tornado Watch for multiple counties in northeast Georgia. Areas south of Interstate 20 were hit the hardest by storms. There was a Flash Flood Warning in effect on Tuesday morning in northern metro Atlanta counties. 

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