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Powerful thunderstorms topple trees in north Georgia, knock out power to some homes in Atlanta

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ATLANTA — North Georgia residents were cleaning up downed trees and other debris after powerful thunderstorms moved through the state.

The National Weather Service received reports of trees down in Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth, Morgan and White counties after Monday's storms.

In Athens, a line of storms and heavy winds left a collapsed roof on a downtown building, which had recently been a leasing office. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the roof of a clothing store next door also sustained some roof damage, though less severe. No injuries were reported.

In Hall County, the emergency manager reported about a dozen trees down in the Murrayville area.

In Atlanta, WSB-TV reported that some homes in the northeast part of the city lost power after a tree fell onto a power line.

By 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Georgia Power reported fewer than 250 outages statewide.

Forecasters said there would be another chance for isolated severe storms in Georgia from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, as a cold front slowly moved southeast across the state.

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