1 injured in possible tornado in Cherokee County

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, Sept. 5, 2011

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say one person was injured in a possible tornado in Cherokee County as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee crossed the state.

Lt. Jay Baker with the Cherokee County Sheriff's department said the storm toppled trees Monday afternoon and several trees landed in homes. He said the victim was taken to the hospital but the person's condition is not known.

Weather officials say much of north Georgia is being hit with heavy rains and strong winds as the storm system moves through. Most of the state was under tornado and flood watches starting Monday afternoon.

Officials say the state will get between two and four inches of rain by Tuesday morning.

Weather officials also reported a possible tornado in Powder Springs outside of Atlanta. It was not clear if there was heavy damage there.

(Copyright 2011, The Associated Press)

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