On a recent walk through Grant Park in Southeast Atlanta, yellow police tape peeks out here and there, and impossibly tall trees lay on their sides, roots up for all the world to see.
In Atlanta, fallen trees have become a regular occurrence.
Alicia Chambers is with the Grant Park Conservancy, a nonprofit that’s devoted to the city’s oldest park. She toured damage after a storm earlier this month.
Georgia has seen unusually high rainfall totals this year and that could lead to unusually high food prices later this fall. According to University of Georgia Agricultural Climatologist Pam Knox, many farmers are behind schedule because of the wet conditions.
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.
Several parts of northwest Georgia remained under a flood watch. Others were under food warnings as rivers and creeks were spilling over their banks. Soaking rains across the state over the weekend also led to some trees being uprooted, with some power outages resulting.
Thousands of Georgians were without power in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday after rain, hail and heavy winds buffeted parts of Georgia. Trees and power lines were down throughout areas of northwest Georgia.
The chairman of Augusta National says he expects the course to be ready for the first round of the Masters on Thursday despite a "significant" storm that downed "several" trees and left several bunkers "completely washed out."