Trees topple onto cars, homes as storms move through Atlanta

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A number of fallen trees were reported throughout metro Atlanta Wednesday morning as heavy rain moved through the area.

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In DeKalb County, firefighters responded to the Avenue 85 Apartments on the Northeast Expressway around 8 a.m. after a tree toppled onto the building.

“I was just in the room watching TV, all of sudden I hear a huge sound, boom,” said resident Hamza Sayibu.  “I just came out and realized a big tree fell down.”

Eight adults and one child were displaced after the tree came crashing down onto four units, including Kendale Brice’s apartment.

“This is mind boggling, I just got off work, I work overnight,” said Kendale Brice.

The Red Cross is working with the displaced families.

In Sandy Springs, crews responded to flooding on Windsor Parkway near Nancy Creek.  The water was so high in some places, city crews had to shut down the road.

“Nancy Creek will get high, but nowhere near this high, and the soccer fields are partially flooded right now,” said resident, Jeff Hetsko.


In Dunwoody, Sky FOX 5 flew over a home on North Peachtree Road where a tree fell onto the roof.

In Northwest Atlanta, a tree fell on two cars and brought down power lines on Moores Mill Road. Fortunately, no one was injured.

A stalled front is responsible for the slow moving rain on Wednesday. FOX 5 Storm Team's Joanne Feldman says with the front situated across middle Georgia through the afternoon, the most numerous showers and storms and the highest rainfall totals will be in areas near, east, and southeast of Atlanta. 

The unsettled weather pattern will remain in place through the end of the work week with rain likely each day in the form of scattered rain and non-severe thunderstorms.

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