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Winds cause trouble in the metro Atlanta area

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A tree fell on some vehicles on Shirley Street in southwest Atlanta. (Photo: Darryl Carver/myfoxatlanta) A tree fell on some vehicles on Shirley Street in southwest Atlanta. (Photo: Darryl Carver/myfoxatlanta)
A tree fell on this home located on Shirley Street in southwest Atlanta. (Photo: Darryl Carver/myfoxatlanta) A tree fell on this home located on Shirley Street in southwest Atlanta. (Photo: Darryl Carver/myfoxatlanta)
A tree fell on this home located on Shirley Street in southwest Atlanta. (Photo: Darryl Carver/myfoxatlanta) A tree fell on this home located on Shirley Street in southwest Atlanta. (Photo: Darryl Carver/myfoxatlanta)
(Photo: Darryl Carver/myfoxatlanta) (Photo: Darryl Carver/myfoxatlanta)
ATLANTA -

Tuesday's storms left pockets of damage all over the metro area, most of it caused by trees brought down by heavy winds and residents saw more of the same on Wednesday.

Some people in the metro area say they've suffered significant property damage as a result.

Sammie Renfroe says he heard a big boom early on Wednesday morning, and a tree fell down and crushed both of his trucks on his property at Lilac Lane and Camelia Drive.

"I need to get around. I can't get around. I can't get my medicine and stuff, and I can't go to the doctor," Renfroe said. "I need to get them fixed, somebody needs to fix them.  I've got insurance but I ain't got the full coverage."
 
Because of heavy winds the same situation repeated itself all over the metro area.  Crews spent the morning removing a large tree on La Vista road at Shepherds Lane, one of the area's busiest intersections.     

Hours earlier in Clayton County, Thomas Wade says on his way to work he watched a tree fall as he was pulling out of his driveway at Kunuga and Emerald Drive. He says he is thankful he was able to avoid it, and no one was hurt.

In southwest Atlanta, a tree fell on a home on Shirley Street. Neighbor Betty Matthews said that tree narrowly missed her home.

The worst of the damage happened in Gordon County's Blackwood neighborhood. A microburst damaged or destroyed 10 structures, most of them homes.

A home belonging to the Titus family was sliced apart by trees brought down by the storms. Sierra Titus was next door when the storm hit, and she rushed to her grandmother's home to make sure everyone got to a safe location.

"I had too. My grandmother was next door and I definitely was going to take care of her as well as myself," said Titus.

As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Georgia Power officials say less than 530 customers are without power statewide, with about 150 each in central and eastern Georgia, less than 50 in southeast georgia, and less than 50 across the metro Atlanta area.

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