A line of strong to severe storms moved through the metro early Tuesday evening, with lots of lightning, heavy rain and small hail.
Trees were reported down in several counties and flash floods trapped drivers in knee-deep water.
Channel 2's Eric Philips talked to a woman who was driving down Roswell Road in Sandy Springs and suddenly found water up to the hood of her car.
"I ended up swimming in the puddle once I got out of the car," Jamie Weiss said. A good Samaritan used his SUV to push Weiss's car out of the water.
Roswell Police reported at least eight trees down, including one that fell on a car on Wright Circle. The woman only had minor injuries police said.
Emergency crews are blaming the severe weather for overturning several tractor trailers at the Briggs and Stratton distribution center in McDonough. Channel 2’s Craig Lucie was there shortly after the incident was reported. Lucie said when he arrived, he could immediately see tractor trailers overturned on their sides.
As he got further inside the facility, Lucie and his photographer saw several trailers leaning against each other and a semi on its side.
Emergency crews said a man was inside the semi when it went over.
“He picked up his load to drive around the parking lot and the wind got him right here in the parking lot,” explained truck driver Mike Edwards.
Officials extricated the man from the cab of the truck and took him to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Truck driver Mike Edwards told Lucie that he got caught in the straight-line winds as he approached the distribution center.
“It was nerve-wracking. I’ve got a light load and the rain and wet roads, I was concerned with losing traction and myself, possibly,” Edwards said.
The storms produced intense cloud-to-ground lightning and winds up to 60 mph.
Severe Weather Team 2 chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said the storms produced about 80 lightning strikes in about 10 minutes in some areas.
Meteorologist Karen Minton said temperatures would climb into the mid-90s on Wednesday again, and more thunderstorms could fire up in the late afternoon. Minton said skies would clear in time for evening fireworks.