Rockdale County

EF-2 tornado touches down in Rockdale County, causing extensive damage to multiple neighborhoods

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — An EF-2 tornado with maximum winds of 115 mph touched down in Rockdale County early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Severe Weather Team 2 confirmed that the tornado touched down a little southwest of Conyers, then tracked to the north of Olde Town Conyers.

Chief Meteorologist Brad Nitz and Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan tracked the tornado using StormTracker 2HD as the worst moved through Rockdale County, live on Channel 2.

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Channel 2 Action News has received a number of videos from viewers showing trees on cars and homes in this area.

Georgia Power outage map showed more than 2,300 customers in Rockdale County were without power as of 5:50 a.m. Wednesday. More than 2,000 customers are without power in parts of Fulton County.

Georgia EMC reported 3,099 customers without power in metro Atlanta.

The following roads in Rockdale County were closed due to down trees and power lines:

  • McDaniel Mill from Iris to Klondike
  • Several locations on Milstead Avenue: Main St at Church St
  • 2620 Dennard Road nearest to Hi Roc and Hwy 138
  • 1460 Ebenezer Road
  • 786 Jefferson Drive


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