Severe storms leave behind damage in east Georgia - CBS46 News

Severe storms leave behind damage in east Georgia

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(Source: Walton County Fire and Rescue) (Source: Walton County Fire and Rescue)

Severe storms left behind storm damage east of Atlanta Wednesday as they raced northeastward prior to sunset.

Damage was reported in Social Circle, where an emergency manager believes a tornado touched down, although whether or not a tornado actually occurred has yet to be confirmed by the National Weather Service.

The first tornado warning was issued for Morgan, Newton and Walton counties at 7:42 p.m., which was followed by a tornado warning for Clarke, Jackson, Madison and Oconee counties at 8:29 p.m., and another tornado warning for Clarke, Madison and Oglethrope counties at 9:32 p.m.

CBS46 was on the air and online throughout the duration of the tornado warnings. 

The storms developed in a moist, tropical airmass that's mostly been responsible for flooding across the region. 

More rain is expected in north Georgia through the remainder of the week.

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