ATLANTA - Another line of storms moved through parts of the metro Friday after a fast-moving storm system produced tornado warnings and watches in the morning.
We continue to receive reports of damage throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are thousands of power outages.
Severe Weather Team 2's Cheif Meteorologist Glenn Burns and Meteorologist Brad Nitz are tracking isolated showers following a cold front that brought two strong lines of storms through metro Atlanta Friday.
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Severe Weather Team 2 has been tracking the system all week as it moved across the country.
Meteorologist Brian Monahan and Katie Walls tracked four Tornado Warnings and a Tornado Watch for several counties during Channel 2 Action News This Morning as the system caused destruction across the region.
Triple Team Traffic's Mark Arum reported on how the storm system created a traffic nightmare on the roads throughout the metro this morning.
A Flash Flood Warning is currently active for Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Harris, Meriwether, Pike, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Rockdale, Spalding, Barrow, Newton, Walton, Banks, Clarke, Hall, Jackson and Madison counties.
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A Channel 2 Action News viewer just sent us these pictures of the Chattahoochee River well above its banks.
The heaviest rain from this afternoon's round of storms is now moving out.
The heaviest rain is moving out now, I'm tracking showers and cool down on WSB-TV at 5 pm. pic.twitter.com/7B1XOXoiR7— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) April 19, 2019
The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reminding people to "Turn around, don't drown," as roads remain flooded across parts of north Georgia.
Counties reporting road closures due to flooding or damage: Meriwether, Troup, Pike, Harris, Spalding, Henry, Carroll & Coweta. For current road/traveler info contact @511Georgia #TurnAroundDontDrown #gsp #gatrooper #gamccd @GADeptofTrans @GeorgiaEMA @gohsgeorgia pic.twitter.com/EuAkFqPHsd— Georgia DPS (@ga_dps) April 19, 2019
Viewer sent in photos of crews cleaning up trees along I-75/85 near Langford Parkway
Mutiple power poles are down along Brockett Road in DeKalb County
Brookhaven says Hampton Hall Drive at Hallcrest Drive is closed for wires down.
Brookhaven Alert:— Brookhaven Police (@BrookhavenGA_PD) April 19, 2019
Wires down at Hampton Hall Dr/Hallcrest Dr. Road will be shutdown until further notice.
Gwinnett County has just released an updated list of road closures from this morning's storms.
Channel 2's Dave Huddleston just got to Commerce where Crooked Creek has risen very high. Several roads are closed in the area.
DeKalb EMA says a Flood Warning has been issued for areas along the South River.
Channel 2's Lauren Pozen tweeted out video of rain pouring in Buckhead.
Pouring rain in Buckhead. Check out my tweet I sent out a minute ago. videos taken minutes a part. Watching cars on Peachtree, seeing water shoot up from road as they drive by. Starting At 4, @GlennBurnsWSB and @GlennBurnsWSB will tell us how long this will last #StormWatchOn2 pic.twitter.com/F5mg4ALI3M— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) April 19, 2019
Heavy downpours are moving through metro Atlanta.
Heavy downpours and 30-40 mph winds moving through now. pic.twitter.com/39Ehftes90— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) April 19, 2019
The Banks County Sheriff's Office is warning people to stay away from Peyton Road after posting video of a large chunk of the road that was washed out and now has a stream of water flowing through it.
Atlanta Firefighters had to help a man trapped inside a box truck that was crushed by a large oak tree.
*VIDEO* Atlanta Firefighters were able to successfully extricate one male from a box truck that was crushed by a large oak tree. Tree branches also landed on Engine 26. The FF in the truck at the time was able to escape uninjured. #AFRD pic.twitter.com/S9K3G1xrQG— Atlanta Fire Rescue (@ATLFireRescue) April 19, 2019
A listener to WSB Radio sent in video of a raging creek.
This video was sent to me from a listener in Henry County. This is small creek on their property off Jonesboro Rd in McDonough but after the storms it looks like a raging river. @wsbtv @wsbradio #gawx pic.twitter.com/q3xGnLW47C— Mike Shields WSB (@MikeShieldsWSB) April 19, 2019
Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking another line of storms moving toward metro Atlanta right now. Heavy rain and gusty wind is the main threats.
A line of storms in east Georgia is headed away from metro Atlanta, the red on the map is a tornado watch to our east.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) April 19, 2019
Another line of storms is developing now along a cold front in west Georgia and moving into metro Atlanta. Expect heavy rain and gusty wind. pic.twitter.com/1XpfKTc1Tc
A major road is closed in Commerce because of flooding. Highway 441 is shut down near I-85 and a nearby shopping center is flooded.
FLOODING IN COMMERCE: Hwy 441 is closed and a shopping center parking lot is underwater after this morning's storms. @DaveHWSB is headed to the scene. https://t.co/ZXjX7o8aXg pic.twitter.com/42QLKrE28Z— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) April 19, 2019
Atlanta Fire Rescue says wires have come down on a delivery truck in Buckhead and a person is trapped inside. We are headed to the scene and will bring you live updates on Channel 2 Action News at 4 p.m.
205 Blackland Rd, NW. Wires down on a delivery truck. One person trapped inside. Person is stable. Awaiting #GeorgiaPower. Wires also down on an fire truck.— Atlanta Fire Rescue (@ATLFireRescue) April 19, 2019
As floodwaters rise, GDOT warns drivers to "turn around, don't drown."
It may look ‘crossable,’ but flood waters are dangerous and even inches deep can sweep away vehicles! This is Georgia 18 at Overby Road/Walnut Creek in Meriwether County. Find alternate routes! pic.twitter.com/9o7qxidQ6Q— GDOT West Central (@GDOTWest) April 19, 2019
Atlanta Fire Rescue warns everyone to stay safe and alert. Even though the rain is gone flood waters are still rising in some areas.
The intersection of Peachtree Battle Rd and Woodward Way is closed due to flooding. Swiftwater 11 responded to check a vehicle that was submerged up to its roof. Fortunately, no one was inside. Just a reminder to not attempt to drive through flooded roadways. #AFRD pic.twitter.com/sX26roU6B1— Atlanta Fire Rescue (@ATLFireRescue) April 19, 2019
As of 12:10 p.m., there were 12,000+ Georgia Power customers without power.
Channel 2's Kristen Holloway was at the scene in Johns Creek on Channel 2 Action News at Noon where a house was destroyed by fire caused by a lightning strike. No one was injured.
Brookhaven police reports a tree and power lines down on Woodrow Way near Inman Drive.
Brookhaven Alert:— Brookhaven Police (@BrookhavenGA_PD) April 19, 2019
Tree down and power lines down on Woodrow Way near Inman Dr. A large tree is blocking the road. Georgia Power and Public works are on scene. Road should be cleared momentarily.
Henry County government says there are several roads closed due to the severe weather.
As of 10:30 a.m., Georgia Power reports 11,000 customers without power.
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said the severe weather risk is moving east over the next few hours.
The severe weather risk is shifting east over the next few hours. I'll be tracking the storms on WSB-TV at noon. pic.twitter.com/cBNqA1UxIP— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) April 19, 2019
Columns Drive near Johnson Ferry Road in Cobb County is shut down due to flooding.
Columns Drive off of Johnson Ferry Road is completely flooded and shut down. We will update when the water recedes. pic.twitter.com/f2wZJBjny1— Cobb County Police (@cobbpolice1) April 19, 2019
Channel 2's Lauren Pozen is at the scene where an apartment building was sliced in half by a tree.
It has not stopped raining since 4am. Continual. I’m back live at noon with a look at an apartment building sliced in half by a tree. Luckily, no one was hurt. pic.twitter.com/5yWzFYUlsS— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) April 19, 2019
Georgia Power reports 12,000+ customers without power as of 9:45 a.m.
Georgia Power reports 21,000+ customers without power as of 8:45 a.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for southeastern Rockdale, central Oconee, NW Morgan, Walton and Newton counties until 9:15 a.m.
NEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for southeastern Rockdale, central Oconee, NW Morgan, Walton and Newton counties until 9:15am for 60 mph winds. pic.twitter.com/O3QKH9AMPZ— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) April 19, 2019
Banks County schools are closed today due to the storms.
The Tornado Warning has expired for all areas.
Tornado Warning issued for Banks, Jackson, Madison counties until 8:15 a.m.
NEW TORNADO WARNING: JACKSON, BANKS AND MADISON -- HEADS UP! Radar indicated tornado northeast of Nicholson headed between Commerce and Ila. *Until 8:15AM* pic.twitter.com/Kf2Bc1ah24— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) April 19, 2019
The Tornado Warning has been expired but the area is under a Thunderstorm Warning.
The Tornado Warning has been dropped for Oconee, Barrow, Clarke.
Walton County has been dropped from the Tornado Warning.
Tornado Warning issued for Oconee, Barrow, Clarke, Walton and Jackson counties until 7:45 a.m.
Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach found branches from tree that cut through top floor of apartment building in Peachtree Corners.
Branches from tree cut through top floor of apartment building in Peachtree Corners. We’re Live streaming on app/Roku/etc pic.twitter.com/Kc06rwnPZZ— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) April 19, 2019
Emergency manager reports several trees and power lines down in Gwinnett, a possible lightning fire as well.
Channel 2's Tony Thomas reports that power is out at his home in Gwinnett County after a large tree fell in his front yard and driveway.
There is a report of a tree down at Five Forks Trickum Road and Killian Hill/Oleander.
Banks County Schools will be delayed 2 hours on Friday due to the weather.
Heavy rain and lightning is still a problem for parts of the southern metro and northeast metro.
The Tornado Warning has been dropped for Habersham and Rabun counties but severe thunderstorm warning remains for the counties.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety is urging drivers to slow down and have their lights on this morning.
Shallowford Road is shutdown between Shagbark and Jones Road due to multiple power lines and tress down in the area.
Heads up!— Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) April 19, 2019
ROSWELL 911 CENTER: SHALLOWFORD ROAD SHUT DOWN BETWEEN SHAGBARK AND JONES ROAD DUE TO MULTIPLE POWER LINES AND TREES DOWN IN ROAD WAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Channel 2's Lauren Pozen says a tree is down on Connally Drive in East Point. Georgia Power is on the scene because wires were taken down.
Connally Drive, East Point— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) April 19, 2019
Tree down, Georgia Power on scene. As close as we can get because wires are on the ground. pic.twitter.com/TO7YCsSBgS
White and Hall counties are no longer under a Tornado Warning. Habersham and Rabun counties are still under the warning.
The Tornado Warning has been extended for parts of Habersham and Rabun counties until 6:30 a.m.
This tornado warning has now been extended to 6:30! https://t.co/F9IkgorO5L— Fred Blankenship (@FBlankenshipWSB) April 19, 2019
Tornado Warning issued for Hall County and parts of White County until 6 a.m.
Georgia Power is reporting that more than 24,000 customers are without power.
The Tornado Warning has been expired for all of metro Atlanta.
Fulton County has been dropped from the Tornado Warning but the warning is still in effect for parts of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties.
UPDATE: Fulton County now out of the tornado warning, focus shifts to Gwinnett County right now: https://t.co/ZXjX7o8aXg @KatieWallsWSB @BMonahanWSB LIVE TRACKING NOW on Channel 2. #StormWatchOn2 pic.twitter.com/dKwuaIBbnw— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) April 19, 2019
Tornado Warning issued for Southwest Forsyth County, Northwest Gwinnett, northeast Fulton County until 5:30 a.m.
Georgia Power currently reporting 4,700+ power outages across north Georgia as storms move through.
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said that the main impact most people will experience will be heavy rain and gusty wind.
RIGHT NOW: Heavy rain & storms are moving across north Georgia -- main impact will be very heavy rain. We also have a risk of damaging 40-60 mph wind gusts and an isolated brief spin up tornado.— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) April 19, 2019
Live on @wsbtv now with @KatieWallsWSB pic.twitter.com/ctFQ9e5v1i
Butts County Schools are on a 2-hour delay due to the storms.
As of 3:55 a.m., Georgia Power reports more than 7,000 power outages across north Georgia as storms roll through.
Channel 2's Lauren Pozen is at the scene of a crash into a power pole. Some report power outages in the area.
Here’s another look at this car that hit a power pole in SW Atlanta on Fairburn. We’re working to see if this was weather related. I’ll have details at 4am. Also just saw some lightening. pic.twitter.com/HTWV2y7Shz— Lauren Pozen WSB (@LaurenPozenWSB) April 19, 2019
Heavy rain and embedded strong storms are moving in to north Georgia right now -- the flooding, gusty wind, and isolated brief spin up tornado is going up now.
HEAVY RAIN AND STORMS: Heavy rain and embedded strong storms are moving in to north Georgia right now -- the flooding, gusty wind, and isolated brief spin up tornado is going up now.— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) April 19, 2019
Tracking the storms with @KatieWallsWSB on Channel 2 starting at 4am. pic.twitter.com/E9BlBg82Zf
Tornado Watch has been extended into Troup, Meriwether, Pike and Upson counties and locations south. These robust storms are moving northeastward out of AL into N GA and will cause a stormy commute.
Lightning, gusty wind and heavy rain are moving through Randolph (AL), Cleburne (AL), Carroll and Haralson - heading rapidly northeast. This next round of storms will pack a punch for the morning commute.
JUST IN -- the Tornado Watch has been extended into Troup, Meriwether, Pike and Upson counties and locations south. These robust storms are moving northeastward out of AL into N GA and will cause a stormy commute. pic.twitter.com/Uvt871E5zX— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) April 19, 2019
Lightning, gusty wind and heavy rain are moving through Randolph (AL), Cleburne (AL), Carroll and Haralson - heading rapidly northeast. This next round of storms will pack a punch for the morning commute. pic.twitter.com/BEW8Y6YAA8— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) April 19, 2019
The storms are moving northeast through Alabama.
I'm less concerned about what's over N GA right now and more focused on what's developing and ramping up in southern and central AL. These storms are moving northeast. *Plan for rain and storms on your commute!* @BMonahanWSB and I will be tracking at 4am. pic.twitter.com/KnLvLxcyOU— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) April 19, 2019
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled for many counties but remains in effect for Troup, Meriwether, Spalding, Butts, Pike, Upson and Lamar.
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled for many counties but remains in effect for Troup, Meriwether, Spalding, Butts, Pike, Upson and Lamar. pic.twitter.com/R7VsDs8bl6— Katie Walls (@KatieWallsWSB) April 19, 2019
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