Powerful storms peeled the roof from a store, toppled a tree onto a home and knocked out power to thousands of residents. National Weather Service forecasters said possible tornadoes had been spotted in Tallapoosa and other areas in the region, and crews were planning to survey damage on Friday.
Forecasters say strong to severe thunderstorms are expected Thursday afternoon into Friday morning across Georgia. The National Weather Service said the storms are expected mainly in the form of a squall line with damaging winds.
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 tornadoes and thunderstorms that tore through the South Wednesday and Thursday morning left a mess for residents and state and local governments to clean up. Cleaning experts offer suggestions as residents begin to recover.