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LIVE BLOG: First Alert Weather Day in Georgia, latest storm information

Tree down on Alston Drive
Tree down on Alston Drive(CBS46/WGCL)
Published: May. 6, 2022 at 1:01 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - As strong winds, heavy downpours and lightning pass through Georgia, metro Atlanta residents are already starting to see the effects of the strong system moving through the area.

5 P.M.

There are several power outages being reported in metro Atlanta. 5,000 customers in Clayton County are without power and 9,000 customers in DeKalb have no electricity. In North Georgia, 11,500 customers are without power at this time.

4:30 P.M.

It should be a dry commute for drivers in the metro Atlanta area. The skies have cleared although it is still windy in some parts of the area.

3:45 P.M.

The Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management is reporting that a fallen tree has injured a pedestrian near Martin Luther King and Centra Avenue in downtown Atlanta. Police say it was a 60-year-old man and he was hit in the head. He was transported to Grady hospital.

Man hit in head by falling tree limb in downtown Atlanta

3 P.M.

DeKalb Emergency Management Agency is reporting storm damage near North Druid Hills Road and North Cliff Valley Road.

Brookheaven Storm Damage - North Druid Hills Rd., South of intersection with N Cliff Valley Rd. Send your storm pics to DeKalbEMA@dekalbcountyga.gov

Posted by DeKalb Emergency Management Agency on Friday, May 6, 2022

The severe weather threat is diminishing this afternoon, but it is still very windy.

2 P.M.

A tree is down in the 700 block of Dalvigney NW near Northside Drive and North Avenue. The tree is reportedly on a police car and a nearby structure was damaged.

TREE CALLS ON CALL
TREE CALLS ON CALL(WGCL)

1 P.M.

A tornado watch has been issued until 7 p.m. for Georgia counties southeast of Atlanta. Click here for a complete list of counties.

A tornado watch has also been issued for counties in North Georgia. That watch is in effect until 8 p.m.

The storms will be more scattered across far North Georgia (where the watch is in place), and more isolated in Metro Atlanta. The rain will not be widespread, like it was this morning. Instead, we’ll see individual cells move over the area. The storms still have to potential of being strong/severe. The biggest risks are strong winds, large hail, and heavy downpours. Isolated tornadoes are also possible.

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11:10 a.m.

In East Atlanta, a large tree fell onto a busy roadway blocking traffic on Alston Drive. Crews are on scene clearing the area.