cloudy
Tuesday September 25th, 2018 3:15AM

Early morning storms cause some damage in Gainesville area

By Ken Stanford Reporter

Those powerful thunderstorms that roared through parts of north Georgia early Saturday caused some damage in the Gainesville area.

Capt. Bobby Ogletree of Hall County Fire Services says there was a tree down on Morningside Drive during the storms.

"We did have units respond to (the 4500 block of Gillsville Highway) for an apparent lightning strike to a home," he added.  "Homeowner reported a smoke odor in a residence and crews located a small fire in the laundry room. There were no injuries reported related to this incident."

Postings on social media by people living in the Gainesville area also told of a downed tree and damage to docks on Lake Lanier.

The worst of the storms struck about 4:30 with high winds, torrential rains, and strong, gusty winds.

© Copyright 2018 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Early morning storms cause some damage in Gainesville area
Those powerful thunderstorms that roared through parts of north Georgia early Saturday caused some damage in the Gainesville area.
2:18PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Feds seek $70K from Gwinnett sheriff for muscle car purchase
The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking $70,000 from the sheriff in Gwinnett County who spent the money on a muscle car.
2:15PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump
In many states, democratic socialists are stepping up in Democratic Party politics
2:08PM ( 27 minutes ago )
Local/State News
Storms cause damage to homes in Gwinnett County, firefighter sustains ankle injury
For a second day this week, storms have pounded Gwinnett County
7:13AM ( 3 weeks ago )
Alberto remnants leave flooding, downed trees in wake
Storms causes heavy rains in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.
9:46PM ( 1 month ago )
Falling tree kills 2 journalists reporting storm
WYFF-TV Anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer both had worked in the Greenville market for more than a decade.
1:13AM ( 1 month ago )
Severe storms take aim at Georgia, other southern states
There is a risk of large hail and wind damage as thunderstorms threaten Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia this weekend.
By The Associated Press
8:22AM ( 1 year ago )
Strong thunderstorms forecast to bring tornado risk in South
Forecasters expect severe thunderstorms to move across the Southeast on Wednesday, bringing a threat of tornadoes and large hail, as well as localized flooding.
By AccessWDUN Staff
6:13AM ( 1 year ago )