ATLANTA — Severe storms wreaked havoc across Georgia late Sunday night and through Monday morning.
Severe Weather Team 2 tracked the storms every step of the way as they produced several tornadoes, damaging winds, heavy rain and hail.
At least 8 people were killed in the storms, officials confirm. Seven people were killed in Murray County after several mobile homes were flattened.
One man was killed in Bartow County when a tree fell on his home. The National Weather Service confirmed that tornado was an EF-1 storm, with winds up to 90 mph.
Authorities confirmed tornadoes were also reported in Thomaston, South Fulton, Putnam and Chattooga counties. Crews are still assessing if others touched down.
Here is a minute-by-minute look at how the storms unfolded:
The National Weather Service confirms an EF-1 tornado swept through Bartow County with winds up to 90 mph.
The Murray County coroner confirms two more people were killed in last night’s storms, bringing the death toll in Georgia to 8.
Gov. Brian Kemp just surveyed storm damage in a Murray County mobile home park.
Gov. Kemp says he is traveling to the worst-hit parts of Georgia to tour the area.
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Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said there were 551 severe weather reports across the southeast in the last 24 hours.
Channel 2′s Tom Regan is in Upson County where the powerful storms picked up a house and dropped it in the middle of the road.
Gov. Kemp tweeted about the severe storm that moved through overnight.
There are around 85,000 power outages across north Georgia.
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Eboni Deon says the storms have moved out, but some areas in north Georgia saw up to 4 inches of rain. Whitfield County saw 7 inches of rain.
A huge tree fell next to a house in southeast Atlanta. Luckily, it missed the house and no one was injured.
Channel 2′s Lauren Davis learned that a 34-year-old man was killed when a large tree crashed onto house on Eagles Drive in Cartersville in Bartow County. The fire chief said the man was asleep at the time of the crash. Two others inside the house were injured.
At least 5 people were killed, and multiple people were injured in Murray County, Georgia from overnight storms. Murray County is about 90 miles northwest of Atlanta.
Crews are working to clear a tree that fell onto I-285 S near College Park.
Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said there was a confirmed tornado on the ground near Rock Eagle in Putnam County.
Tornado Warning for Greene, Hancock and Putnam counties until 4 a.m.
Franklin, Habersham, Baldwin, Jasper, Jones, Putnam and Stephens counties are under a Tornado Warning.
A Tornado Warning has been issued Butts, Jasper, Jones and Monroe counties until 3:15 a.m.
A new Tornado Warning has been issued for DeKalb and Fulton counties until 3 a.m. It has since ended.
There is Tornado Warning issued for Fulton, Clayton counties. It has since ended.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Fayette, Coweta, Fulton and Clayton counties until 3 a.m. It has since ended.
A Tornado Warning has been issued for Monroe, Upson and Lamar county until 2:45 a.m. It has since ended.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for Carroll, Heard, Coweta and South Fulton counties until 2:30 a.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Cherokee, Forsyth, Lumpkin, Banks, White, Dawson, Hall and Pickens counties until 2:45 a.m.
A Tornado Warning has been issued for Talbot and Upson counties until 2:30 a.m.
A Tornado Warning has been issued for Cherokee County until 2:15 a.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Paulding, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, Heard, Coweta and Fulton counties until 2:30 a.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Lumpkin, Gilmer, White, Union and Fannin counties until 2:15 a.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect for Paulding, Cherokee, Haralson, Cobb, Gordon, Polk and Bartow counties until 2:15 a.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Meriwether, Troup counties until 2:15 a.m.
Tornado Warning issued for Dawson, Pickens, Gilmer, Gordon counties until 1:30 a.m.
A Tornado Warning has been issued for Bartow and Cherokee counties until 1:30 a.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb and Paulding counties until 2:15 a.m.
Severe Weather Team 2′s Brad Nitz says storm showing increasing rotation is currently over Cave Spring in Floyd County.
A separate Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Catoosa, Gilmer, Murray, Floyd, Whitfield, Walker, Gordon, Fannin counties until 1:15 a.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issues for Paulding, Haralson, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Chattooga and Bartow counties until 1 a.m.
Most of north Georgia under a Tornado Watch until 7 a.m.
A Tornado Warning has been issued for Floyd and Chattooga counties until 12:15 a.m.
Georgia EMC is reporting more than 27,000 power outages.
There is a Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Catoosa, Murray, Floyd, Whitfield, Walker, Gordon, Chattooga counties until 12:15 a.m.
There is a Tornado Warning for Dade and Walker counties until 11:30 p.m.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Catoosa, Walker, Dade and Chattooga counties until 11:30 p.m.
The tornado watch for nothwest Georgia has been extended until 1 a.m.
A flash flood warning has been issued for Catoosa, Gilmer, Floyd, Gordon , Chattooga and Fannin counties until 3:30 a.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Chattooga County until 10:00 p.m.
Rabun County is now under a tornado watch until 2 a.m.
One tornado has already been confirmed in north Chattooga County.
We’re hearing reports that a large tornado moved through Pennville and people are trapped inside their homes in a mobile home park.
The tornado warning for Chattooga County has been extended until 9 p.m.
A tornado warning has now been issued Floyd, Walker and Chattoga counties until 8:30 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Floyd, Walker and Chattooga counties until 8:30 p.m.
A tornado watch has been issued for much of northwest Georgia until 11 p.m. Counties under the watch include Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield Counties.
Dawson County is opening an emergency shelter tonight at Rock Creek Park at 8 p.m. Anyone seeking refuge will be required to wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart and will be screened for coronavirus symptoms.
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