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Storms Arrive in Georgia

Storms Arrive in Georgia

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ATLANTA (AP) - Storms began lashing parts of Georgia late Friday, as severe weather was also expected to strike the metro Atlanta area during the overnight hours.

The National Weather Service late Friday issued a tornado watch covering a large part of central and north Georgia - including most of metro Atlanta - through 6 a.m. Saturday.

The tornado watch included the cities of Atlanta, Gainesville, Athens, Macon, Columbus, Americus and Vidalia.

In northwest Georgia, the Rome News-Tribune reports that storms toppled trees around the city Friday. One fallen tree was blocking Fifth Avenue in Rome, and another tree has struck a home in the city, which is about 70 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Georgia Power representative Tequila Smith said there are about 10,500 customers without power in Floyd County.

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