• Trees, power lines down across metro Atlanta after storms moved through area

    By: Audrey Washington , Rikki Klaus


    ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News is getting reports of damage caused by storms throughout Sunday.

    [LIVE UPDATES: Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for parts of north Georgia]

    Many parts of north Georgia experienced rain, thunderstorms and tornado watches and warnings, leaving thousands of families without power.

    All tornado warnings expired by 10 p.m.

    People were left cleaning up in areas like Cobb and Gwinnett counties, and our Channel 2 Action News crew spotted trees down across the area. 

    A tree crashed down in the middle of Habersham Ridge just before 1 p.m. Sunday. No one was hurt and fire officials went out to put up caution tape, but the tree was still there hours later.

    By Sunday night, crews finally arrived, chopped up the tree and got it out of the road.


    In northeast Atlanta, police were seen blocking Ponce de Leon Avenue near Ponce City Market late Sunday night.

    Power crews worked to fix the downed electrical wires. About a block away, firefighters were posted close to the scene.

    Atlanta police said a large white awning with metal bars fell from the roof of the shopping and dining destination. Two people were hurt, but investigators said their injuries are not life-threatening.

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