The Atlanta Fire Department said a man working on the roof of a hotel was struck by lightning Thursday afternoon.
The man was working on the roof of the Downtown Atlanta Marriott Marquis around 4 p.m. during afternoon storms when he was struck.
The Marquis Marriott said the worker was a contractor with AAA National Maintenance who was working on window washing at the hotel.
“All of our thoughts go out to his family and we wish him a speedy recovery,” the hotel said in a statement. "The safety and security of all of the Marriott Marquis guests, employees and contractors is our top priority."
His condition is not known.
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Thursday's rainy weather also caused trouble for a police officer in Riverdale whose cruiser hyrdoplaned and crashed into a tree.
The officer lost control of the car, hit a mailbox and then slammed ionto the tree on Chruch Street.
The car was heavily damaged but the officer only suffered minor injuries.
In DeKalb County, N. Druid Hills Road was shut down due to a fallen tree Thursday afternoon.
The tree fell on power lines between Goodwin Road and Wright Avenue, causing power to briefly go out for around 3,500 customers.