Tifton Gazette

Homepage

January 11, 2014

Storms topple trees, prompt tornado watch in Ga.

ATLANTA —

Much of central Georgia was under a tornado watch as a line of powerful storms swept through the state, toppling trees and flooding streets.

Statewide, Georgia Power reported that more than 10,000 customers were without power Saturday morning.

More than 2,000 of the outages were in Rabun County in far northeast Georgia, with most of the rest scattered throughout north Georgia.

The storms prompted at least one tornado warning north of Atlanta, though there were no immediate reports of any confirmed twisters from the storms.

A tornado watch remained in effect until Saturday afternoon for several Georgia counties including Americus, Athens, Columbus, LaGrange, Macon and areas just south and southeast of Atlanta.

Flash flood warnings were also issued for DeKalb County and central Fulton County — including Atlanta — where forecasters warned that heavy rains would cause flooding of small creeks and streams, as well as streets and underpasses.

1
Text Only
Local News

Local Sports
Opinion
Obituaries
Police Reports
Your Agenda
Facebook
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Business Marquee
Weather Radar
Video
Sen. Chambliss addresses farm bill in Tifton
Riding the Steam Train at Ga. Museum of Agriculture
Nature's Beauty in a Tifton parking lot
Peanut Prices Remain Strong