Georgia Power said crews are working to restore service to more than 600 customers in metro Atlanta after storms downed trees and power lines. The utility reported early Thursday that most of the customers were on the northern and northeastern parts of metro Atlanta.
State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says a storm that hit Georgia June 13 caused an estimated $50 million in insured losses. Hudgens said Monday that the figure could rise once all the claims associated with the storm are settled. The storm caused two EF1 tornadoes in Cherokee and Cobb counties and knocked out power to thousands.
Twisters and heavy rains were the result of slow-moving remnants of Tropical Storm Lee that pushed through the northern portion of Georgia. State emergency officials say nearly 100 homes were damaged in north Georgia’s Cherokee County from severe weather that moved through Monday.
Experts say deadly storms that raked Georgia this week spawned at least 10 tornadoes, including a rare EF-4 tornado that pummeled Catoosa County with 175 mph winds. National Weather Service meteorologist Jessica Sieux said Friday it's possible more tornadoes will be added to the list as survey teams continue investigating reports.