Weather Alert Update: Another round of storms move in

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Update

Get ready for round two. The National Weather Service has a Severe Thunderstorm Warning out for Walton, Gwinnett and surrounding counties until 8:45 p.m. and the whole area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 2 a.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Update

Trees are down all over McDaniel Street and power is out in much of downtown Monroe. Will update once we have details on how long to expect it to be out for. Avoid the area in front of McDaniel-Tichenor House. The road is closed and there are power lines down all over the road. Photos to follow.

The following photo was courtesy of Avery Jones with Monroe Fire Department.

Storm clouds over Monroe, Ga. July 21, 2018. Photo credit: Avery Jones with Monroe Fire Department

Initial story

The National Weather Service at Peachtree City has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following areas until 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, July, 21, 2018.

  Northwestern Oconee County in northeastern Georgia...
  Barrow County in north central Georgia...
  Gwinnett County in north central Georgia...
  Walton County in north central Georgia...
  Southwestern Hall County in north central Georgia...
  Southwestern Jackson County in northeastern Georgia...

* At 625 AM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from Lake Lanier Islands to Suwanee to near Berkeley
  Lake, moving southeast at 45 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
           to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
  Lawrenceville, Winder, Monroe, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Duluth,
  Sugar Hill, Snellville, Suwanee, Buford, Lilburn, Loganville,
  Norcross, Braselton, Auburn, Flowery Branch, Dacula, Grayson,
  Statham and Berkeley Lake.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

If you see wind damage...hail or flooding...wait until the storm has
passed...and then call the National Weather Service toll free
at 1 8 6 6 7 6 3 4 4 6 6 or tweet us your report at NWSATLANTA.

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