Weather Update: 13 Power Outages in Douglas, GreyStone Crews Ready

The Tornado Warning for Douglas County has changed to a Tornado Watch, in effect until 4 p.m.

Update at 3:19 p.m.

GreyStone Communications Specialist Ashley Kramer is reporting that there are only 13 power outages in Douglas County right now. "We have 437 outages in Cobb in the Fontaine area. Crews are out in the field ready to tackle any repair work needed," she said.

Update at 2:46 p.m.

Director of County Communications Wes Tallon is reporting only heavy rainfall so far, no damage has been reported to 911.

Update at 1:56 p.m.

Douglas County is reporting "no rotation" has currently been observed in the storms in Douglas County.

Update at 1:38 p.m.

WSBTV is tracking the storm and reports a storm cell leaving Carroll County and entering Douglas County. Douglas County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Tornado Watch and Wind Advisory.

Update at 9:15 a.m.

Director of County Communications Wes Tallon is reporting that there has been "no damage or injuries from the first line of storms - just a couple of phone/cable lines down that are already being addressed."

Come back to Douglasville Patch for updates.

Update at 8:55 a.m.

The Tornado Warning for Douglas County has changed to a Tornado Watch, in effect until 4 p.m.

Original Story:

Douglas County is under a Tornado Warning and the tornado siren has sounded in parts of the County. WSBTV is reporting winds capable of producing a tornado are approximately 10 miles southwest of Whitesburg, moving northeast at 55 mph.

If you are located in Douglas County, you should seek shelter immediately! Most injuries associated with high winds are from flying debris, so remember to protect your head. Stay away from trees and windows.

Strong winds are expected to develop as a storm system and cold front move into the Douglas area today.

In effect today from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., a wind advisory for north and central Georgia, including Douglas County, warns of 15 to 25 mph winds with gusts up to 40 mph, which make driving difficult.

"Showers and a few thunderstorms will accompany these winds … but it should be noted that very strong winds will be possible outside of any shower or thunderstorm activity as well," the advisory says. "Recent rains and the additional heavy rainfall anticipated from this system will allow for trees to be uprooted with greater ease."

According to the National Weather Service hazardous weather outlook, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy rainfall can be expected with thunderstorms.


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