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Tornadoes rip through Fulton, Haralson counties tearing apart subdivision

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Two tornadoes ripped through Haralson and southern Fulton County Monday night, toppling trees and downing power lines, leaving severe damage in its path. The National Weather Service says the intense storm system impacted much of north and central Georgia.

South Fulton County

A subdivision in Fairburn bore the brunt of the damage. The EF-2 tornado damaged more than 50 homes inside the Chestnut Ridge subdivision.  

App users, tap here for damage pictures across metro Atlanta

CBS46 reporters recorded several Facebook Lives Tuesday showing the damage to the neighborhood.

West Georgia

In western Georgia, Haralson County was hammered by raging winds and baseball sized hail, which damaged vehicles and pelted homes. The EF-1 tornado caused so much damage that the Haralson County and Bremen City Schools were forced to close on Tuesday because debris in the roadways made it impossible for bus drivers to navigate. 

CBS46's Adam Harding was in Buchanan, where the roof of a self-service gas station island was completely blown over.

Tap here to watch Adam's Facebook Live video (Users will need to sign in.)

Northwest Atlanta

In northwest Atlanta, thousands of residents spent Tuesday cleaning up after the storm.

Kyle Hartman and his wife are lucky to be alive. Their home, in Buckhead's Peachtree Heights neighborhood, sits in ruins after a tree fell onto it, essentially splitting it in half.

“We were less than 10 feet from where the center of where the tree came down,” Hartman said. “As bad as it is, it could’ve been a lot worse. We made it out. Our pets made it out. We’re happy.”

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