Metro Atlanta see heavy rain, wind from Irma

ATLANTA — What was once Hurricane Irma is now a depression and it is moving out of Georgia.

But it brought bands of heavy rain and wind to metro Atlanta on Monday.

Atlanta police said they started seeing flooding around Peachtree Creek and Nancy Creek as waters continue to rise with the constant rain from Irma.

Heavy Rain

Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the metro has seen about 1.5 inches of rain, with slightly higher amounts of about 2.2 inches south of Interstate 20.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, a tree fell on a Sandy Springs home, killing a 55-year-old man inside.

As we move through the Tuesday, the rain will clear by the afternoon.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for: Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Douglas, Emanuel, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Glascock, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Hall, Hancock, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Lumpkin, Macon, Madison, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Peach, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Putnam, Rockdale, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Taylor, Telfair, Toombs, Towns, Treutlen, Troup, Twiggs, Union, Upson, Walker, Walton, Warren, Washington, Webster, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson counties. 

Trees are down, power is out and there is flooding in Glynn County toward Brunswick.

Channel 2's Chris Jose was there as residents saw the flooded streets for the first time.

High Winds

Atlanta saw peak wind gusts of 46 mph from the storm Monday afternoon. Carrollton saw gusts of about 35 mph, Athens about 44 mph and Rome about 30 mph.


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Severe Weather Team 2’s Brian Monahan wind speeds are coming down on Tuesday.

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Monahan added that later Tuesday the metro will be past the point of any additional damage from Irma.

The powerful winds gusts caused debris to fall from a building in downtown Atlanta, shutting down streets near Woodruff Park.

We have teams of reporters and photographers fanned out throughout Florida and Georgia for continuing coverage of Irma. 

Severe Weather Team 2 is working to bring you the latest forecasts and LIVE coverage from some of the most heavily impacted areas as the massive storm approaches Georgia.

Stay with WSBTV.com and Channel 2 Action News over the next several days for the most updated information around the clock.