Heavy rain pummels area
LaGRANGE — A measured 2.42 inches of rain fell on Troup County on Wednesday as dangerous storms passed through west Georgia.
Localized flooding was reported in low-lying areas of LaGrange including Country Club Road, New Franklin Road near Shadowlawn Cemetery and Broome Street downtown, according to Troup County 911.
Some downed tree were reported to the Daily News, but no power outages were reported, according to 911 and city officials.
The National Weather Service reported that a tornado likely touched down in the metro Atlanta area.
Meteorologist Ryan Willis said National Weather Service officials are “quite certain” that a tornado hit northern Coweta County and the communities of Fairburn and Palmetto on Wednesday evening.
Willis says a survey team will be sent to the area today to evaluate the damage and to measure the storm’s strength. Georgia Power’s online outage map said more than 8,000 customers were without service this morning.
Flood warnings and watches were issued throughout much of north Georgia and a tornado watch was issued in parts of west and central Georgia, including Troup County.
— The Associated Press contributed to this report.