Tornado Possibility In Georgia Area

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters warn that storms moving into north Georgia are bringing the potential for damaging winds and tornadoes.

In the Dalton area, high winds blew the roof off of a home on Monday, and trees had fallen through another roof. Whitfield County Emergency Management Director Claude Craig tells the Daily Citizen of Dalton that much of the northern part of the county was without power.

Georgia Power spokesman Jeff Wilson says about 200 power outages have been reported in Floyd County in the state's northwest corner.

A tornado watch covered 44 Georgia counties including all of
metro Atlanta. It's in effect until 8 p.m.

The weather service also issued a wind advisory for much of
Georgia, calling for sustained winds of 20 to 25 mph and gusts to
35 mph until 7 p.m.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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