Tornado confirmed in Douglas County, Deadly storm causes damage southeast of Atlanta
Severe weather swept across northern areas of Georgia on Monday morning 5/3/2021 into the early afternoon, and officials have confirmed at least one death as well as significant destruction in Douglas County and Fulton County. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado briefly touched down in Douglas County. Tornado Watches in Georgia expired shortly after 3 p.m. on 5/3/2021Monday.There are Flash Flood Warnings in effect until 6:15 p.m. in multiple counties, including Carroll County, Clayton County, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Douglas County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Paulding County, Polk County, Paulding County and Haralson County. A tornado touched down southwest of Atlanta near the Interstate 20 and Interstate 285 interchange. One killed during storm in Douglasville, officials say Douglas County officials said power lines and a tree fell and killed a driver trapped in a car during storm. Atlanta’s Doug Evans said police confirmed the accident occurred in Douglasville near the post office on 5/3/2021 Monday morning. Firefighters received a call of an occupant trapped at approximately 10:36 a.m. on Campbell ton Street between Woodrow Avenue and Spring St. in Douglasville. “When firefighters arrived at the scene, they discovered the driver was trapped inside the vehicle with power lines and a tree on the vehicle.” Douglas County Communications Director Rick Martin said. “Firefighters had to extricate the driver who we are only identifying as a male at this time until next of kin are notified.” The victim has not been officially identified.